The UPDF officers are the real problem in land woes. I suspect more trouble in Acholi as the people return home. mark you some of them were in the camps longer than 12 years and could not know or complain about their land.
The buck stops with the President. he knows what the crooks within the ranks are doing. Is he is impotent to act?
There is nothing new in the Bill. Nothing. Just because Professor Nsibambi says it is good does not mean anything. The problem is clear or at least ought to be to those who think: how can the same land be 100 percent owned by both the landlord-title holder and the tenant? Think about it. So neither actually owns the land. Why? Because neither party has the freedom to do as they please with the land. But how can that be the case when you own 100%?
I don’t mean to put down anyone but in that house, no one has pondered that. May be some have done so but there voices have been neglected.
I am sure many folks in here drive. Okay, forget the folks in Uganda, may be they can have 100% insurance coverage there for their cars, but many of us who live outside Uganda cannot. Our deductibles and rates differ on the basis of several factors. Age, younger drivers pay more because they take big risks on the road and cause many accidents. Their deductibles are therefore higher. It means they must pay more out of their pockets to have their cars fixed in case of accidents too.
Women in general pay lower rates and enjoy higher coverage (lower deductibles) because they are generally better drivers. There are even regional differences depending on where one lives. recent immigrants pay higher because they have no history and some have maddu/akajanja on roads/behave as if there are nor cars in Africa so they buy DMC and so on. Why is discriminations in insurance necessary? Once again, what is the role of the deductible? It goes without saying that no deductibles no insurance market.
Can you imagine if drivers enjoyed 100% coverage? They would never care and roads would be terrible. That would be a moral hazard/people would cease to take precautions. That is pretty much what has happened in the land sector in Uganda. There is a moral hazard. And the published land Bill which I have seen and read has nothing; I repeat nothing to cure the problem. There is a solution, but the regime wants UPDF officers to grab more land. Tumukunde, Oketa, Tinye. Bogere, Salleh and many more. Ge maddu But who were these people before Luwero? Nobodies, hence the greed.
And yes, ebibimba bika/what goes up must come down. True dat. But Ugandan politicians are funny. They use people as ladders but once they are on top, tell them off. Of course the fall is steeper if you come down without the ladders.
I suppose UPDF generals and NRMO MPs can demand 100% insurance coverage for their vehicles. Can the NRMO spin masters clarify this point?
I hope you can figure out the solution to the land question. I have laid it but will not solve it since it is a political issue. Will wait for NRMO dudes to retort: “where are their [DP] ideas on the land question”. Bingo. And trust me they will taunt the opposition because they are convinced they have a good bill. Wapi. Having majority in the houses does not mean you pass any garbage simply because you have the numbers.
But this goes to the deeper problem in Uganda. How can a government lacking the capacity to draft a good land bill have any chance with the international oil giants? How can a regime lacking the capacity to deal with ghost soldiers within its ranks have a chance in anything? I mean if the regime lacks the legal and fiscal capacity to tackle simple problems internally, what chances does it have when it comes to oil?