The Ugandan Minister of Land and Housing, Dr Chris Bayomunsi has disclosed the approval of the Landlord and Tenant Bill by the cabinet on Monday April 9.
Speaking to Newsmen at the Government Media Center in Uganda, Dr Bayomunsi stated that the bill is about to be presented on the floor of the Parliament for final approval.
According to the Minister, the development was aimed at protecting the rights of both the Landlords and the Tenants.
He said: “As the owner of the house, we appreciate that you should protect the rights of the tenant and your rights should also be protected.”
Again, the Minister of ICT and National guidance, Frank Tumwebaze added that the bill which was approved by the cabinet chaired by President Yoweri Museveni will also define the duties and responsibilities of landlords and promote access to adequate housing in the country.
A source also recalled that the leadership of Kampala City Traders Association, KACITA had called on the Government to approve the bill in February.