Land and Equity Movement in Uganda (LEMU)

Kampala, Uganda
Joined March 2016
Presence in: Uganda
Focus: Community / Customary Land Rights, Environmental Justice, Family, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Peace-building & Transitional Justice, Traditional / Customary Justice

LEMU, the Land Equity Movement in Uganda, is a movement which aims to unite the efforts of everyone with a contribution to offer to make land work for the poor.

This includes the efforts of local people, local Government, local civil society organisations, students, elders, volunteers, and anyone with contribution to make land work for the poor.

LEMU works to help local structures working with the poor – local Government and civil society – to support the poor to claim their land rights. LEMU wants to make sure that the right policies, laws and structures are put in place in order that everyone can have fair access to land and land can be used as profitably as possible for all.

LEMU is a link between government and communities: it brings in knowledge of laws and policies to the communities, and facilitates them to understand rights, roles, responsibilities and changes taking place in land ownership; and it works with other stakeholders to help Government and policy makers understand the issues of people’s land rights to help design solutions and implementation strategies.