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“The inheritance of property is provided for in the Ugandan law” Legal Officer says.

By Baluku Alex

A stakeholders’ meeting sitting today has recommended that women and girl children should be among the people to be considered on issues related to land ownership.

The meeting that was organized by Mt. Rwenzori Coffee Farmers’ Cooperative Union with funding from ‘We Effect’ at the organization’s offices in Kasese town was aimed at discussing on creating awareness on Women Rights in relation to property inheritance.

In her facilitation at the training, Moreen Cinderella Biira, the Legal Officer from Justice Centre Uganda, said that inheritance of property is provided for in the Ugandan law.

According to her, a woman has the right to administer land belonging to her husband when he dies.

Rev. Alice Nabirye, the Coordinator for Education Uganda in South Rwenzori Diocese reported during the meeting that as church, they embrace women empowerment, adding that they will continue using their structures to promote gender equality.

Sylvia Agaba, the Female District Councilor representing Central and Bulembia Divisions, discouraged the public against land fragmentations.

The Kasese District Senior Probation and Welfare Officer, Zainabu Asiimwe reported since March this year after the engagement of Mt. Rwenzori Coffee Farmers’ Cooperation Union, her office has been able to register 28 cases related to land ownership and administration of property.

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