This narrative was peer reviewed by Dr. Russell Rhoads, Associate Professor in Anthropology at Grand Valley State University.
 The Busuulu and Envujjo Law of 1928 were enacted for Buganda and similar laws in Ankole and Tooro in 1938. The Land Reform Decree of 1975 also introduced anarchy in land management through occupation of people’s land without regard to ownership rights.
 Land governance involves establishment of rules, processes, and structures through which decisions are made about access to land and its use, the manner in which they are implemented and enforced, as well as the system that enables competing interests over land to be managed. It is a procedural process that involves, and revolves around, policies by which the institutions are put in place to manage land, property and other land-based natural resources, and address a number of issues related to land access, land rights, land use, and land-based development.
 This provision on illegal evictions was tested in the case of Beatrice, Uromcan Martin, Ausenge Petero, Obita Quinto and Latim Alex (Applicants) Versus Bansigaraho Robert (Respondent)Revision Application No. HCT-12- CV-CR-017 OF 2014 (Arising out of Civil Suit No. 021/2014) Abwooli Mukubwa where court found that the eviction was illegal. However, the respondent has not been formerly charged in any criminal court to date. Meanwhile the evictees lost their land and are now wallowing in poverty. In practice this provision remains neatly in the statue books without enforcement.
 Advocates for Natural Resources Governance and Development, Irumba Asumani and Peter Magelah (Petitioners) Versus Attorney General and Uganda National Roads Authority (Respondents) Constitutional Petition Number 40 of 2013.
 Esther Obaikol (2013) Draft Final Report of the Implementation of the Land Governance Assessment Framework in Uganda. The Uganda Land Alliance. p.34; Louis Fortmann & James Riddell, (1985). Trees and Tenure: An Annotated Bibliography.
 Constitution of the Republic of Uganda 1995 Article 237(3) and Land Act 1998, Cap 227 Section 2.
 Obaikol. 2013. p.38.
 Ibid p.39.
 Government of Uganda. 2013. National Land Policy, Chapter 4, p.44. Available at: https://landportal.info/library/resources/landwiserecord1554item2455/uga...
 The definition of rights accorded to bonafide occupants in the law is largely contested by the Landlords.
 Max, A. Anyuru., Russell, Rhoads., O, Mugyenyi; Joseph, Ekwenyu., Tom. Balemesa., (2016). Balancing Development and Community Livelihoods: A Framework for Land Acquisition and Resettlement in Uganda: ACODE Policy Research Series, No. 75, 2016. Available at:
 Uganda National Land Policy, 2013, sections 4, 5, 6 and 7.
 FAO. 2008. Land Tenure Studies Number 10, Compulsory Acquisition of land and Compensation. Available at: https://landportal.info/library/resources/faodocrep1a971667-0066-5e68-9c....
 The Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) is legally empowered to promote investment in Uganda, including by facilitating investor access to land. However, there are no codified rules or regulations governing the UIA’s authority to facilitate investor access to land. The Act does not specify whether the UIA is responsible for helping investors acquire land from private owners or from other government agencies that hold land, such as the ULC or the District Land Boards. Neither does the Act specify how the UIA should interface with the other government institutions that have played roles in recent land acquisitions, including the Ministry of Agriculture and the National Forestry Authority.
 Centre for Basic Research. 2016. Large Scale Land Acquisitions and Land Governance in Uganda: Implications for Women’s Land Rights: A Research Brief.. Available at: https://idl-bnc-idrc.dspacedirect.org/bitstream/handle/10625/56331/IDL-5...
 Tumushabe, G and Tatwangire, A (2017); Max A. Anyuru, Russell Rhoads, Onesmus Mugyeni, Joseph A. Manoba and Tom Balemesa. (2016). Balancing Development and Community Livelihoods: A Framework for Land Acquisition and Resettlement in Uganda. Kampala, ACODE Policy Research Series, No. 75. http://www.acode-u.org/Files/Publications/PRS_75.pdf.
 Knight, R., J. Adoko, and T. A. Eilu (2013) Protecting Community Lands and Resources: Evidence from Uganda. Uganda: Namati, LEMU and IDLO. Available at: https://namati.org/resources/protecting-community-lands-and-resources-ev...
 The collective rights as the most common land governance pattern have been drastically undermined with individual rights taking prominence in the new wave of land acquisition. This has led to more individualised sales of communal land with negative implications for women’s land rights and general livelihood of communities.
 The absence of land tribunals and local council courts leaves a very big gap in land governance at the local government level in terms of ensuring transparent, participatory, and accountable land acquisition processes.
 Sunday Vision. 2016. How Uganda is Addressing Land Issues in the Country. Availabe at: http://www.newvision.co.ug/new_vision/news/1420403/uganda-addressing-lan...
 The registered titles in Uganda have increased from 478,837 in 2013 to 503,206 in December 2016 and another 1,000,000 titles are expected through systematic demarcation in the eastern, western and southern part of the country. Issuance of the first batch of Certificates of Customary Ownership (CCOs) was also undertaken in Kasese (1,612 Certificates) and Nwoya (349 Certificates) Districts.
 Centre for Basic Research. 2016.
 Republic of Uganda. 2015. Second National Development Plan (NDPII) 2015/16-2019/20. Entebbe, Uganda.
 Land Matrix Portal. Availabe at: http://www.landmatrix.org/en/get-the-idea/global-map-investments/