The NRM has ensured operationisation of the constitutional provisions on ownership of land. The Land Amendment Act, 2010, has strengthened the protection of tenants (Bibanja holders) from evictions by land grabbers. We have also put in place land units in the Police and the Office of the President to support handling of land issues. We are also continuing to put in place measures that ensure availability of affordable decent housing all the people of Uganda. To this end, the proportion of iron roofed houses increased from 61% in 2005/2006 to 68% in 2012/2013, while the grass thatched houses reduced from 38.2% in 2005/2006 to 31.6% in 2012/2013.
We will continue to capatalise both the Housing Finance Bank and the National Housing and Construction Corporation with a view to improve housing, particularly in the urban areas. The NRM will develop a national physical plan and ensure proper spatial planning to ensure orderly and efficient settlement systems that enhance optimal land use and sustainable development.