Betty Okot's blog posts

11 March 2013 |

Where I come from, land means more than real estate. It isn’t just a slice of earth, which can be farmed, inherited, built on, sold or bought. In most of Uganda, land equates to history, heritage, identity, belonging, rights and relationships. It creates social security and helps define social, cultural, religious values and beliefs systems. However, when these collide with the idea of commoditising land, the people who live on and work the land suffer.