The Ministry of Lands, Housing, and Urban Development has unveiled plans to clamp down on fake architects who collect money from people and later fail to deliver services.
The revelation was made by Lands Minister Judith Nabakooba while opening the Uganda Society of Architects Sports Gala at Kyambogo University on September 9.
She called upon all architecture professionals to pull their efforts together and fight fraud in their sector.
“Let us work together with the ministry and streamline the profession and as well develop standard operating procedures to whoever that want to enter or practice the profession,” she urged.
Nabakooba revealed that her ministry is in the plans to deregister all fake surveyors, architects, planners, doctors, lawyers among other professions in line with her ministry.
“They come pretending that they are in those different professions yet they have never attended school. I intend to end that exercise of faking Ugandans,” she added.
The minister noted that to achieve this, there must be team work between the architects and the ministry to bridge all the loopholes in the industry.
She thanked the Uganda Society of Architects for organizing the sports gala affirming that sports is a great way to network, reflect and keep healthy as people continue to serve the great country.
Nabakooba also lauded the body for attracting different professionals in different fields who are partners with the ministry of Lands.
“Under the docket of Urban Development, we need more than just architects to design and plan our housing estates. We need good lawyers, environmentalists, the sports industry, food and beverages. We want all sectors to speak to each other and work together,” she explained.
At the same event, Nabakooba called upon all professional bodies to contribute towards the cause of finding housing solutions for the growing population that continues to expand every other day.
The sporting gala was organised to fundraise for specific communal and charity causes.