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Land amendment would sanction official land grabbing, says Godber Tumushabe
One of the presenters Algresia Akwi Ogojjo a lawyer and board chair at Mifumi said the women in Uganda only have access and usage rights on the land. she said women can only control land through somebody else.

Amending article 26 of the constitution that seeks to allow compulsory acquisition of land by government and article 102b that seeks to remove the age limit for the president is a crisis and manifestation of the breakdown of institutions in the country.

This is according to the Director of Great lakes institute for strategic studies Godber Tumushabe.

Tumushabe was presenting a paper this morning on the proposed land amendment bill and its implications for the land rights of women and children in Uganda organised by Uganda women's network and Oxfam.

He claimed that the ongoing attempt to amend the constitution and allow the government to take land before compensation would tantamount to sanctioning official land grabbing.

He said that women and youth in Uganda are the majority but they behave like they are the minority.

One of the presenters Algresia Akwi Ogojjo a lawyer and board chair at Mifumi said the women in Uganda only have access and usage rights on the land. she said women can only control land through somebody else.