Minister of Information and national guidance Hon. Frank Tumwebaze has accused the opposition of spreading falsehood to the communities on Land Amendment Bill.
The minster puts the opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) officials in spotlight for confusing people saying government wants to grab their land without compensation.
Tummwebaze however also urges the general public to welcome the proposed Article 26 Land acquisition amendment 2017 citing that it’s derived to ease service delivery.
The proposed Land amendment bill has caused a lot of speculation and criticism from both Government, opposition and civil society organization with fear that it is intended to defeat a provision of article 26(b)(i), which requires government to make prompt payment of fair and adequate compensation prior to taking possession or acquisition of private property.
The controversial legislation was tabled on July 13 by Deputy Attorney General Mwesigwa Rukutana who faced a torrid time defending it in parliament before it was referred to the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs committee.