Minister Sets Deadline for District Land Boards’ Annual Reports

KAMPALA, (UG)-The Minister of State for Lands, Dr. Sam Mayanja, has given all district land boards across the country a deadline of December 31, 2023, to prepare and publish their annual reports.

This ultimatum serves as a reminder of their statutory obligation under Section 60(3) of the Land Act.

Minister Mayanja said in a statement that district land boards play a crucial role in the management and administration of land at the district level. The annual reports are not only mandatory but also serve as vital tools for oversight and accountability within the Ministry of Lands, Housing, and Urban Development, as well as the respective District Councils.

According to the Land Act, District Land Boards are required to prepare and publish an annual report, providing details of their activities and adherence to national and district land policies.

Minister Mayanja emphasised that the absence of annual reports hampers the Ministry and District Councils in carrying out their oversight responsibilities.