LAND ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT The Vote Function of (Land Administration and Management) falls under the Directorate of Land Management. The general functions of Land administration and management include: land management, registration, mapping, surveying and valuation of properties, coordination and supervision.
It is also responsible for the facilitation of policy, legal and regulatory framework development, land dispute resolution (with emphasis on alternative dispute resolution), provision of public information on land rights, Geomatics and land information, promotion of good governance, effective and efficient delivery of land services, and planning for implementation of land sector reforms.
The Directorate is headed by the Director, Land Management who is in-charge of the overall sector management, coordination and supervision. The Directorate is made up of the Office of Director, Department of Land Registration, Department of Land Administration, Department of Surveys and Mapping, and a Land Sector Reform Coordination Unit.
OFFICE OF DIRECTOR, LAND MANAGEMENT The Office of Director, Land Management is responsible for budgeting, resource allocation and monitoring of the Lands Sector. It also gives policy direction on matters concerning land management in the country.
DEPARTMENT OF SURVEYS AND MAPPING The department of Survey and Mapping is responsible for the establishment of survey and geodetic controls, quality checks of cadastral jobs, survey of government land and international boundaries, production and printing of topographical maps. The Department is also responsible for producing a National Atlas.
DEPARTMENT OF LAND REGISTRATION The Department is responsible for issuance of certificates of titles, general conveyance, keeping custody of the national land register, coordination, inspection, monitoring and back-up technical support relating to land registration and acquisition processes to local governments.
DEPARTMENT OF LAND ADMINISTRATION The Department of Land Administration is responsible for supervision of land administration institutions and valuation of land and other properties.
LAND TENURE REFORM PROJECT The project aims at reforming the land sub-sector by implementing the Land Sector Strategic Plan (LSSP), which provides the operational, institutional and financial framework for the implementation of sector wide reforms including the implementation of the Land Act. The specific objectives are:- a) Creating an inclusive and pro poor policy and legal framework for the land sector; b) Putting land resources to sustainable productive use; c) Improvement of livelihoods of poor people through equitable distribution of land access and ownership, and greater tenure security for vulnerable groups; d) Increasing availability and use of land information; e) Establishing and maintaining transparent, accessible institutions and systems for decentralized delivery of land services; f) Mobilizing and utilizing public and private resources effectively for the development of the land sub- sector.
DIGITAL MAPPING PROJECT Digital Mapping Project is responsible for providing topographic database as a source data for use by Natural Resource Departments at district level. The data is used by district planners in their day-to-day work during planning for economic and developmental activities within the district. The Project has covered almost the entire country with exception of the North and North East areas of the country.
DIRECTORATE OF PHYSICAL PLANNING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT The Vote Function of Physical Planning and Urban Development falls under the Directorate of Physical Planning and Urban Development, comprised of the office of Director, Physical Planning and Urban Development; the Department of Physical Planning; the Department of Urban Development and the Department of Land Use Regulations and Compliance.
The Vote Function is responsible for budgeting, resource allocation and monitoring of the Physical Planning and Urban Development Sector. It is also responsible for coordination of policy, legal and regulatory framework development in the sub-sector. The major aim of this vote function is to attain an orderly, progressive and sustainable urban and rural development as a framework for industrialization, provision of social and physical infrastructure, agricultural modernization and poverty eradication.
OFFICE OF DIRECTOR, PHYSICAL PLANNING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT The office of Director, Physical Planning and Urban Development is responsible for ensuring that there is orderly, progressive and sustainable urban and rural development in the country. The office is also responsible for budgeting, resource allocation and monitoring of the Physical Planning and Urban Development Sector.
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICAL PLANNING The Department of Physical Planning is responsible for policy making, standard setting, national planning, regulation, coordination, inspection, monitoring and back-up technical support relating to urban and regional planning.
DEPARTMENT OF URBAN DEVELOPMENT The Department of Urban Development is responsible for formulation of urban policies, regulations, development and review of relevant laws, standard setting to enhance orderly urban development.
DEPARTMENT OF LAND USE REGULATION AND COMPLIANCE OFFICE OF DIRECTOR, HOUSING The Office of Director, Housing is responsible for budgeting, resource allocation and monitoring of the Housing sector. The office also coordinates the functions of Housing and Human Settlement in the country.
DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SETTLEMENT The Department of Human Settlement is responsible for formulating policies, legislation, procedures, setting housing standards, monitoring and evaluation of implementation of housing policies and providing technical back up support in order to increase the stock of affordable and decent housing that enhances the quality of life and safety of population as well as to guarantee the security of tenure for all especially the vulnerable in society.
DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AND ESTATES MANAGEMENT The Department of Housing Development and Estates Management is responsible for formulating policies, legislation, procedures on Estates, supervising housing development and estates development. This Department was created under the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development after the transfer of a number of staff from the former Department of Building that used to be under the former Ministry of Works, Housing & Communications during FY 2007/08.
SUPPORT TO EARTHQUAKE DISASTER VICTIMS PROJECT The project is mandated to enhance Earthquake Disaster Management through sensitization to build capacity of the population and demonstration to enhance construction techniques in earthquake prone areas. The specific objectives of the project include: • To develop guidelines for construction in earthquake prone areas • To increase awareness of the public about seismic safety in order to mitigate the effects of earthquake b. disaster using both print and electronic media; • To train personnel in earthquake resistant construction techniques; and • To enhance formulation of self sustaining Disaster Management Systems at all levels of leadership, which d. would not only coordinate dissemination of information, relief and evacuation in the event that disaster strikes but also continue sensitizing their communities on Disaster Management.
DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION (F&A) The Department is headed by an Under Secretary and made up of seven organizational units namely; Administration, Accounts, Personnel, Policy Analysis Unit, Resource/Information Centre, Internal Audit Procurement Unit. A Principal Officer heads each of these Units. The operations of the office of the Ministers and Permanent Secretary are funded through this department.
The Department has overall responsibility for the following functions in the Ministry, namely: Financial Management, Accounting, Administrative services, Personnel services, Supplies, Procurement matters, Policy analysis, Internal Audit and provision of information on the Ministry services among others. The department has specialized units whose mandates are highlighted below:- a) Policy Analysis Unit (PAU) The Unit provides strategic policy advice, coordinates policy development, monitoring and evaluation of policies in line with overall national development strategy, regional and international priorities. b) Resource Centre (RC) The Resource Centre is responsible for collecting, processing, storing and disseminating information in the Ministry and the general public. It is also responsible for operationalising and reporting on the implementation of access to information initiative in the Ministry. c) Procurement and Disposal Unit (PDU) The Unit is responsible for coordinating and managing all procurement and disposal activities in the Ministry. It also monitors all contracts awarded to ensure that they perform according to the set out terms and conditions in the contracts. d) Internal Audit Unit The unit is responsible for carrying out the audit function in the Ministry.
PLANNING AND QUALITY ASSURANCE DEPARTMENT (PQAD) This department is responsible for strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation of projects and programmes, quality standards assurance, and coordinating the training function in the Ministry. The department is headed by Commissioner, Planning and Quality Assurance.
SUPPORT TO EARTHQUAKE DISASTER VICTIMS PROJECT
DEPARTMENTS AND AUTONOMOUS BODIES UNDER THE MINISTRY The Ministry gives policy direction to the following autonomous and semi-autonomous institutions.
UGANDA LAND COMMISSION (ULC) The Uganda land commission (ULC) was established by the 1995 Constitution of the Republic of Uganda. The constitution provides for the setting up of Uganda Land Commission as an autonomous body; and at the commencement of the financial year 2006/2007, Ministry of Finance Planning & Economic Development created a vote for Uganda Land Commission
VISION, MISSION AND OBJECTIVES TheVision of the Uganda Land commission is, “all Government land and property thereon, secured, effectively managed and historical land injustices resolved”. Mission Statement: The mission of Uganda Land Commission is, “to effectively hold and manage all Government Land and property thereon and resolve all historical land injustices”.
Objectives • To ensure the effective and efficient management of all Government land & property thereon. • To develop & maintain an updated inventory and data base for all Government land and property. • To ensure that all Government land is titled and secured • To ensure proper use and accountability of the land fund • To enable bonafide and lawful occupants acquire registrable interest.
NATIONAL HOUSING AND CONSTRUCTION COMPANY LTD The company aims at creating the reality of home ownership in well-planned and permanent built environments.
HOUSING FINANCE BANK LTD The bank provides affordable financing options for home development and acquisition, and promotes a culture of saving amongst Ugandans.
THE TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING BOARD The Board is responsible for ensuring orderly, progressive and sustainable urban and rural development through appropriate physical planning.
THE TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING BOARD
NATIONAL HOUSING AND CONSTRUCTION COMPANY LTD HOUSING FINANCE BANK LTD
THE ARCHITECTS REGISTRATION BOARD The Board is responsible for regulating and maintaining the standard of architecture in the country through registering Architects, making Bye- laws for the better carrying into effect the provisions of the Statute, regulating the conduct of Architects and promoting training in Architectural Science.
THE SURVEYORS REGISTRATION BOARD The Board is responsible for regulating the surveying profession in the country. The Board regulates surveyors through registration of surveyors, disciplining of surveyors and giving practical licenses to surveyors.