This Land Management Handbook is an important tool for technical executives, political leaders and ordinary citizens in the Greater Kampala Metropolitan Area (GKMA). Urbanisation and industrial development are fast occurring in the city, and leaving in their wake a chain of land disputes, including forced evictions, which have diverse ramifications for the communities they affect. The handbook’s development was largely triggered by a perceived need to equip new political office holders with land management and administration knowledge, which is required for better service delivery in the land-related aspects of their respective constituencies.
The handbook provides its readers with an insight into the various working terminologies used in the five most common spheres of land management. It discusses: Land ownership, Rights and interests in land, Land transactions, Family land-related aspects and Protection of one’s land.