By Alex Byakatonda

KABALE: The Kabale District Chief Administrative officer, Edmond Ntimba, has Tuesday sworn in, John Bosco Agaba, as the member of the District Land Board.

Agaba, was approved by the District council that sat on 28th October 2021, chaired by the District, Flavia Nyinakiiza Kanagizi.

Agaba replaces, Augustine Bwiragura, who declined re-appointment to the board, that was approved by the district council on 16th June 2020, after the expiry of the term of office of the former board on 20th March the same year.

The other members board are, Cephas Birungi Kagyenda, the chairperson, Elisah Rukanga, Zainab Hamisi Alli and Hope Tukamushaba.

Now, the CAO, Edmond Ntimba, who invoked his powers as the head the District Public Service to preside over the swearing in, asked the Agaba, to work at ensuring matters related to land are handled in a just way and in line with legal requirement, in order to reduce on the land related wrangles.

He also added the land board, makes very important decisions and controls the land as an elastic resource, they continued to do a commendable job despite meager facilitation.


The Kabale District Land Board Chairperson, Cephas Birungi, noted that although there has public criticism, pitying several district land boards, his land board has not had any technical issues or disputes levied against them.

He added that they managed to process over 5,000 land titles in their first term of office, which he said quite an exquisite achievement.

He promised that the land board will continue to handle matters related with land, with due diligence and the necessary professionalism.

Speaking after his swearing in which took place in district boardroom, Agaba pledged to cooperate with other members of the board in order to manage land related matters in conformity with the provisions of the Constitution, Land Act and the land Regulations, on the ownership and management of land.

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