LEMU – Making land work for us all
We are LEMU. The Land and Equity Movement in Uganda is a Ugandan Non-Governmental Organisation. We have been working since 2003 to uphold and secure the land rights of the most vulnerable people in Uganda, using our expertise in customary tenure.
We have experience working across the country with the current focus in the Lango, Teso and Karamoja sub-regions. We work with donor partners on various programmes to improve security of tenure for Ugandans in order to safeguard livelihoods on land. We support customary land and advocate for it’s continued protection
In defence of customary tenure
Customary land ownership simply means that someone (or a group of people) owns or has rights to the land, because their community accepts that they all have rights to it.
Established customary land governance systems are well placed to promote sustainable rural land management. The tenure incorporates the societal importance of family obligation into land ownership. Customary land deserves careful protection to support those who own land in this way.