In partnership with USAID/EMWI Uganda Civil Society Strengthening Activity (CSSA), ALFI is implementing a one -year project whose goal is to “contribute to improving indigenous pastoral communities’ inclusion and engagement in decision making processes in mineral resource governance at local and national level. The project is designed to strengthen participation of indigenous pastoral communities in decision making in mineral resource governance and equitable benefits sharing in mineral extractive industry in Kaabong and Moroto district.
The land demarcation process is aimed at strengthening the governance capacity of CLAs in Loyoro sub county, Kaabong district. Through these structures, it is envisaged that the indigenous pastoral people are enabled to participate and influence benefits sharing arrangements in mineral resource governance in the region.
The land demarcation process is aimed at the following objectives, informing and appraising the district political and technical leadership in the registration and assurance of certificate of customary ownership in Loyoro. It is also aimed at sensitizing customary land owners on the benefits, processes and fees for registration.
The activity was implemented and spearheaded by the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development (MoLHUD) and local authorities with support from AFLI to support land demarcation process of Karimojong’s customary land rights, ownership, management and use, to tackle social problems and convert it into a stream of benefits for their improved collective well being.
The purpose of the entry meetings was to get information about the needs and issues to consider in preparation for the land demarcation exercises; and prepare the leaders (technocrats, politicians and customary leaders) for land demarcation
There was an entry Meeting with Kaabong district local government and Loyoro subcounty leaders, during this meeting, the district leaders, Sub county leaders and the area land committees were trained on the laws governing registration of customary and individual land. The laws on registering (citizens, non citizens, natural and artificial people) . Understanding of these regulations by the key participants in the mapping and land registration is believed to ease the process of land mapping and registration.