Assessing the effectiveness of land registration systems in Uganda case study: Kampala city.
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With the existence of insecurity of tenure due to deficiencies in the land registration systems leading to land vulnerability. Issues like delays in delivering necessary information as well as delays in processing land titles, difficulty in accessing land information, falsification of survey information on land titles, and multiplicity and duplication of the land titles have been noted. The researcher focused on the areas around Kampala as it is one of those districts in Uganda that has more than one land tenure rights coexisting on the same pieces of land. This report focuses on the effectiveness of the land registration system in Uganda. The objectives of the study are: to identify the functionality of the current land registration systems in Uganda, to identify the challenges related with the land registration system in Uganda and to propose different strategies for improving the land registration system in Uganda. Data used during the research was primary and secondary data and quantitative and qualitative research approach was used in data collection. A sample of 10 officials at Ministry of Lands Housing and Urban Development (Officers under the land registration department), 10 Officials from the Buganda Land Board under the department of Land Management information systems well as 05 officers from the lands division at high court in Kampala City was selected to be used by the researcher. The researcher used simple random sampling method for the officials from the land division at the high court and purposive sampling method was used for the officials from the ministry of lands housing and urban development and the officials from the Buganda land board. The researcher used an open ended and close ended questionnaire with the use of a Likert scale rating from strongly agree to strongly disagree to get opinions of respondents about different questions. Data collected was sorted out, edited, coded, classified and then tabulated using Microsoft excel 2013. Descriptive statistics were used in quantitative data analysis for example the use of mean, standard deviation and frequencies. Findings from the study have revealed that there has been an improvement in the land registration system over time due to the introduction of the computerized system. However, there are still more challenges being faced in the registration system. These range from high costs incurred, bureaucratic tendencies, unreliable system being on and off.vi It has been concluded that the land registration system in Uganda has played a key role in resolving various challenges on land. There has been computerization of the system which has made accessibility to information easy and at a relatively affordable fee.