PEACEFUL CO-SHARING OF LAND BOUNDARIES IN KATETA

What is the injustice we are solving?
Problem, and its background
There is an increasing and alarming community land wrangles and disputes in Serere district and in Teso at large that is worrying government over land cases and disputes. And is harboring the ever increasing disputes over community unsettled land wrangles in Teso. Murders previously blamed on declining confidence in the local land tribunals have since taken worrying proportions, prompting government to seek quicker procedures of resolving land conflicts at the grassroots. There are rampant cases of murders in the region most of which have been associated with land disputes. The district land tribunals have failed to arbitrate over longstanding land disputes in the communities. “People have now taken the law into their hands when they feel the justice structures have failed them in resolving land disputes. According to the crime report compiled by the police in Teso for 2016, the increasing village murders in the sub-region have been linked to failed land disputes. Land conflicts in Teso have increasingly raised salient controversies and created deep social rifts between individuals, families, cultural groups and institutions, especially in the last ten years. In cases where land wrangles have dragged on for long, or reached violent stages, the social, emotional, economic, political and environmental damages caused are clearly evident and according to the study carried out my Makerere University it showed that 95% of the land conflicts in Teso sub-region are found in rural Teso, where over 93% of the land is held under the customary land tenure system. It also reveals that in Teso there is less security of land tenure under the customary land tenure system than under the land lease and freehold land tenure systems. The study further shows that the major causes of land conflicts in the sub-region are population increase (26.5%), unclear boundaries (26.5%), land commercialization (19.3%), nepotism (16.3%) and greed (6%).
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Amani A.

February 07, 2018

Thanks for sharing your project, Florence! Peace First is currently only able to support projects that are led by young people under the age of 25. However, you are always most welcome to use the Peace First platform to promote your project or to use all the Peace First tools and resources regardless of your age.
Do Youth and Women for Opportunities Uganda have projects that are led by young people under the age of 25?

Please let us know how can we help.
Florence A.

February 08, 2018

Dear Amani, this particular project is led by 20 year all Emmanuel Ekanga there was a miss communication in since i'm organization head so I made a mistake to submit it and register the project, how can I bring on board Emma to take a lead in this project and he could go ahead to apply for the small grant
Amani A.

February 08, 2018

Thanks for the clarification, Florence! Could you please invite Emmanuel to be a team member for this project? He will need to set up a profile, then he can lead and share the project updates. Please let us know how can we help.
Emmanuel E.

February 09, 2018

I let Emmanuel know of this and he told me that he has set up an account already and has began to share the project from his wall, please do kindly guide him so that he can broadcast the proect
Amani A.

February 09, 2018

Thank you, Florence! We will be more than happy to help Emmanuel. Furthermore, do Youth and Women for Opportunities Uganda have projects that are led by young people under the age of 25?
Florence A.

February 10, 2018

YES most of our projects are led by Youth and more importantly they are led by youth younger than 25 including this project that I submitted on behalf of the YWOU-our organization and its led by Emma Ekanga, so kindly help Ekanga try to bring his project into a reality
Florence A.

January 31, 2018

Communities building peace together project is to reduce social conflict and violence and increase social cohesion and peacebuilding in Kateta Sub-County In Serere achieved by bring together communities and stakeholders in Kateta to identify and address the main drivers of social conflict at the familial, community, and sub-county levels, 1. To increase food production, tree planting practices and environmental awareness among 600 households in Kateta County by September, 2018, 3. To reduce tree cutting and charcoal burning in Kateta County by 2018, 4. To create joint community peace building initiatives to reduce land conflicts in Kateta County by 2018. The project will seek to address the drivers of social conflict by focusing on youth and families; governance; land; and natural resource exploitation through a rigorous community-based development (CBD) approach, the Recipient will actively engage community members as participants and leaders in transforming conflict, restoring the social fabric, and building peace in their communities and with aim to present a renewed commitment to working with local community leaders, elders, formal and informal justice and peace services in collaboration with district lands office, forest office to entrench stability and peace, enhance social service delivery, provide economic opportunities for young men and women and provide an accessible system for resolution of people dispute and determination of their rights and to enable co-existence' Communities in Serere generate the demand for, and benefit from local governance, security, justice, economic and social solutions and this project is contributing to both outcomes of the priority plan as it will simultaneously build the capacity of the Kateta local authorities to be more accountable, effective and transparent in their provision of peace, justice, service delivery and economic opportunities while empowering local communities to demand and access these services