International Housing Symposium
October 06, 2022
Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort, Kampala
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Overview of the housing sector in Uganda
Housing is a basic human right, essential for the well-being of all mankind. The 1995 Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, under the General Social and Economic Objectives, guarantees to fulfill the fundamental rights of all Ugandans to social justice, economic development, enjoying rights and opportunities, and access to clean and safe water, health, and decent shelter amongst others.
The African Charter on Human and People’s Rights (1986) recognizes the right to adequate housing and shelter as enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights In the same vain, the East African Community Treaty also recognizes the right to adequate housing.