Moroto Land Rights Information Centre

The centre opened in January 2013 in Moroto district, Karamoja region, north eastern Uganda. The centre is located on plot 12, Loruk road, North Division in Moroto Municipality.

With funding from the United States Agency for International Development, through Supporting Access to Justice, Fostering Equity & Peace (USAID/SAFE) Program, the centre is implementing a one-year project entitled "Improving Access to Land Justice: Reducing Vulnerability Increasing Tenure Security" (IMPARTS) in the sub-counties of Rupa, Tapac, Katikekile and Nadunget.

The project targets women, child-headed households, men, land administration structures like district land board, area land committees, district land office, police land protection unit, local councils, magistrates, paralegals, traditional leaders and persons of influence in Moroto.

The project seeks to:

  • To increase knowledge, awareness and best practices regarding land rights, laws and the formal legal system among rural communities.
  • To increase protection of land rights for the most vulnerable including widows, child-headed households and the elderly through legal aid.
  • To strengthen the capacity of formal and informal structures at community level to effectively address land rights challenges.
  • To influence the national processes to advance access to land justice for the marginalized sections of society.
  • To strengthen the institutional capacity of ULA to promote access to justice for the indigent.

 ULA staff are providing land rights education to communities through community sensitization sessions, radio talk shows and production of IEC materials. Other activities include legal aid service provision which entails litigation and alternative dispute resolution, training of stakeholders and national level engagements.

It is envisaged by the end of the project, communities particularly women in the area will be more knowledgeable about their land rights and relevant laws, and be able to demand for their rights. The formal and informal land administration and management structures are expected to support security of tenure for the communities in an efficient and effective manner.