Land Tenure and its impact on economic development in Karamoja; case study of Kaabong district.
Korobe, Albert Masai
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Land tenure plays a big role in the economic development of any nation or particular area and proper utilization of the various forms can greatly enhance both the economic and social wellbeing of the people. Any activity that is geared towards creating some developmental change majorly derives its strength from land and it is for this reason that the research is attempting to address the challenges that are hindering this natural course in Kaabong district and Karamoja as a whole. The main objective of this research was to assess land tenure and its impact on economic development in Karamoja and Kaabong District was cited as the area of case study. To arrive at the conclusion of this assessment, the researcher had to identify the forms of tenure existing in Kaabong district taking into consideration the people’s knowledge about economic development and the challenges that they face in exercising their rights to their respective interests in land. The study was also intended to find out ways in which people can overcome the prevailing challenges as regards the customary form of tenure since it was found out to be the dominant form. However, much of the information was got from the available literature concerning the topic and the rest of it was got from the field. The data was therefore analyzed using Microsoft Excel and conclusions with recommendations made as shown in the successive sections.