The minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Daudi Migereko, has cautioned surveyors, city planners and architects against engaging in malpractices, saying this has dented the entire land sector.
Migereko made the remarks recently while welcoming new board members of the Surveyors Registration Board, the Architects Registration Board and the National Physical Planning Board in Kampala.
"Our sector has taken a lot of bashing. There are problems with land titles... once there is a crisis of confidence in what we are doing, there is big trouble," Migereko said.
He told the new board members that they had been selected amongst so many Ugandans who are desirous to serve on the different boards. Therefore, he said, they have to work judiciously and expeditiously for the benefit of the country.
"Our doors are wide open but we want to meet those who want to discuss professional issues," Migereko said.
He said those who fail to meet the expectations of the ministry will be sacked. Lands State Minister Idah Nantaba warned surveyors against taking wrong measurements of land, something she said had caused trouble.
"Land is a very sensitive issue and if you are not careful, our decisions can lead to bloodshed," Nantaba said.
Membership on the boards is renewable after two years:
New board members
National Physical Planning Board
Ian Senkutuka (Chairman)
Kiggundu Amin Tamale
Surveyors Registration Board
Cyprian Inyangat (Chairman)
Giles Odongo Okot
Architects Registration Board
Daniel Musana (chairman)