Alternative Investments | A Look At The Real Estate Market In Uganda

About 93% of Uganda’s urban population lives in slums. In Zambia 74%, Nigeria 80%, Tanzania 92.1%, and Ethiopia 99.4%. In Kampala, Uganda’s capital, 85% of the nearly 1.8 million people live in slums. Kampala’s ~1.8 million people make up 4.9% of Uganda’s population (34.1 million).

Currently only 20% of the land in Uganda is titled, with the balance 80% held under customary tenure system. ‘There is some concern that there is a “bubble” in land values, especially in Kampala, being created by land speculation driven by the lack of alternative investment opportunities, and that at some point, there could be a correction.’

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