Wednesday, February 6, 2008

MPs fail to block land bill

New Vision Online "THE Land Amendment Bill 2007, aimed at protecting tenants against unlawful eviction, was yesterday presented to Parliament amidst protests and heated debate.

Housing state minister Werikhe Kafabusa tabled the bill in the first sitting after the Christmas recess, which saw an unusually high attendance.

Vice-President Gilbert Bukenya and Prime Minister Apolo Nsibambi, both of the central region where opposition to the bill is the fiercest, were conspicuously absent."