ARTHUR MUKEMBO, a real estate expert, is the regional director, RE/MAX Uganda. He is also a board member of the Association of Real Estate Agents of Uganda (AREA-U). The Infrastructure Magazine’s Martin Ariko sounded him out on various issues regarding the country’s budding real estate sector.
Long and drawn out compensation battles with land owners where proposed public infrastructure is planned to pass, is one of the biggest handicaps that has caused delays in execution of government projects in the country, Uganda’s Minister of Works & Transport, Monica Azuba Ntege has said.
On average it takes 2 years for land compensation disputes to be resolved, a process that has been wrought with corruption, ballooned compensation claims and stubborn land owners conniving with lawyers to delay works in a bid to attract hefty compensation.