The Alliance National Transformation- ANT party presidential candidate Gen. Mugisha Muntu has promised that his government will protect land rights of all Ugandans.
The candidate made these comments while addressing party supporters in Mayuge and Iganga where they held several meetings and opened their offices there officially.
“One of the aspects of our plan for the economy is land ownership and usage, which need to be rationalized before any agrarian reforms for production can bear tangible results for citizens and the country” Muntu said.
He added that land being both finite and the main factor of production must be utilized in a way that gives maximum returns to the communities by leveraging other factors of production such as labour, capital and entrepreneurship.
“While organizing land use, the Alliance for National Transformation will ensure strict protection of the land rights of Ugandans. Fortunately ANT has people who have a track record, so you can trust that our plans will be implemented effectively.”
Meanwhile, Muntu also says government will put in place measures to ensure sustainability and conservation of the water and fish resources. Community involvement in conservation will be enhanced, and the harassments by the military in the disguise of enforcement will stop.
He also noted that 30% of Uganda is covered by water bodies and swamps but that there is fast degradation, encroachment, and drainage for human activities. Fish stock on major lakes has dwindled to a level where some species could not be found!
Muntu is on Monday campaigning in the areas of Buyende in East Buganda. On Wednesday 5th January 2021 he will head to Mitooma in West Ankole. He will later head to Rukungiri, Kanungu, Rubanda, Kisoro, Kabale and Rukungiri on 6th, 7th and 8th while he will head to Ibanda, Kazo and Kiruhura on 9th January 2012.