This land management manual is an important tool for students, academics and urban practitioners in the Greater Kampala Metropolitan Area (GKMA) where urbanisation and industrial development are fast occurring, leaving in their wake a chain of land disputes, including forced evictions, with diverse ramifications on the communities. It is the urban planners of tomorrow who will have to guide political leaders with the land management and administrative knowledge required for better service delivery in land related aspects of their respective constituencies.
The manual provides students and practitioners with an insight into the various working terminologies used in the most common five spheres of land management. These include: land ownership, describing who can own land; rights and interests in land; land transactions, including compulsory land acquisition and the attendant requirements of valuation; family land related aspects; and protection of one’s land. These terms are defined and described as required by the law and given their legal meaning.