By Mariam Namakula
Masaka district leaders have urged government to speed up the process of issuing land titles for public service facilities.
The request was made on Monday, during the inspection of the public hospitals at Kimanya Kabonera where the district Lord mayor Florence Namayanja noted that most of these land titles had been taken in a mysterious way and this needs immediate engagement by the ministry of land.
Ms. Marie Goreth Gonzaga, head of Kyamuyumbwa Health Center II, said that since she joined the hospital she has been able to land on two different land ownership documents and has since never been sure of which was which.
Ms. Gonzaga said that the two documents 2003/4 each represented different facts including one being donated and the other being bought.
The situation, however, wasn’t different from that at Kyabakuza where medical personnel also reaffirmed the fate of the hospital land title and that they had never seen any document that proves the hospital land ownership but rather mere say that the title was at the district offices.
The hospitals are also faced with the challenge of drug supply that was halted by COVID19 supply of safety kits and clean water especially in Kiziba, Kitanga among other areas.
Ibrahim Mutebi, Townclerk noted that as government they were also concerned about some of major public facilities not having land titles and efforts were being made to work on getting it right.
He said, “we have made arrangements this year to ensure that the titles are got.”
However, Masaka district is not only the one affected by land wrangles. Wrangling is common in Wakiso too.