Overview

Moroto land rights\r\ninformation centre opened in January 2013 in Moroto district, Karamoja region, north eastern Uganda.\r\nThe centre is located on plot 12, Loruk road, North Division in Moroto\r\nMunicipality.

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

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The project targets women, child-headed\r\nhouseholds, men, land administration structures like district land board, area\r\nland committees, district land office, police land protection unit, local councils,\r\nmagistrates, paralegals, traditional leaders and persons of influence in\r\nMoroto.

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The project seeks to:

  • \r\n\r\nTo\r\nincrease knowledge, awareness and best practices regarding land rights, laws\r\nand the formal legal system among rural communities.
  • To increase protection of land rights for the most\r\nvulnerable including widows, child-headed households and the elderly through\r\nlegal aid.
  • To strengthen the capacity of formal and informal\r\nstructures at community level to effectively address land rights challenges.
  • To influence the national processes to advance\r\naccess to land justice for the marginalized sections of society.
  • To strengthen the institutional capacity of ULA to\r\npromote access to justice for the indigent.
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 ULA staff are providing land\r\nrights education to communities through community sensitization sessions, radio\r\ntalk shows and production of IEC materials. Other activities include legal aid\r\nservice provision which entails litigation and alternative dispute resolution,\r\ntraining of stakeholders and national level engagements.

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

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