“Gov’t Land Surveyors are Unqualified, Corrupt”

“Gov’t Land Surveyors are Unqualified, Corrupt”

The commission on inquiry into land matters has heard that there is massive corruption at every stage of lands survey in Uganda.

Surveyors told the commission that they are often forced to pay bribes in order to have their papers cleared for land titles.

Richard Masereje, the president of the Institute of Surveyors of Uganda told the Commission that the cost of surveying could be much lower if corruption at the District and National Surveys departments was eliminated.

Similarly, Dr Ronald Sengendo, a member of the Institute of Surveyors of Uganda executive told the commission that it is almost impossible for any surveyor to process a land title right from the district staff surveyor’s office.

The Commission also heard that majority of the Surveyors on government departments do not qualify to do surveys in Uganda because they have never been approved by the surveys Board as required by law.

The Commission Chairperson, Justice Catherine Bamugemereire has promised to probe further into the allegations.

By UBC Reporter