KIU, Main Campus – David Mugisha Begumya, a student from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) at KIU Main Campus has staged a public defence of his PhD ( Viva-Voce presentation) today October 21 at 10:00 AM.
Begumya’s defence was staged via Zoom meeting because of the safety measures to safeguard against the spread of COVID-19.
The title of his thesis was “Central-Local Governmental Relations and Land Policy Implementation in Selected Districts of Western Uganda” and it was meant to examine central-local governmental relations and land policy implementation in selected districts of Western Uganda since the Uganda National Land Policy (UNLP) 2013.
According to the abstract of the study, the objectives of the thesis were to analyze political relations, to assess administrative relations and to analyze financial relations between central and local governments in the delivery of secure land rights and land rights administration and to establish the effect of customary institutions and practices in the delivery of secure land rights and land rights administration.
Begumya collected and analyzed design data from 456 participants and respondents using mixed methods and the study found out that central-local government relations are dissatisfactory and in need of addressing so that they can lead to good land policy implementation.
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