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Four arrested for illegal logging in Bugoma Forest Reserve

Kikuube, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A joint security operation involving the police and Uganda Peoples Defense Forces-UPDF personnel has netted four people accused of engaging in illegal activities in Bugoma forest reserve in Kikuube district. The suspects are Vereriano Byamukama, Justus Agaba, Robert Muhwezi, and Hillary Byarugaba, all residents of Karwensanga …

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Kikuube residents, leaders protest Bugoma forest boundary reopening

Kikuube, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents neighboring the contested Bugoma forest reserve in Kikuube district are protesting the ongoing boundary exercise. In November last year, the government through the Ministry of Housing, Lands, and Urban Development and the National Forestry Authority-NFA started opening the boundaries of Bugoma central forest reserve. …

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NFA resumes demarcation of Bugoma forest reserve boundary

Kikuube, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government through the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban development and National Forestry Authority-NFA has again resumed the process of reopening the boundary of Bugoma forest reserve. This is the third time government is attempting to reopen the forest boundary. In November last year, the …

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Five arrested for forging Omukama Iguru’s signature

Kikuube, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police in Kikuube district is holding five people for allegedly forging the signature of Omukama Dr. Solomon Gafabusa Rukirabaisaija Iguru, the King of Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom to grab 2,000 acres of land in Bugoma central forest reserve. The land located in Nyairongo village, Kabwoya sub …

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NFA resumes demarcation of Bugoma forest reserve boundary

Kikuube, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Lands and the National Forestry Authority-NFA have resumed the boundary reopening of Bugoma central forest reserve in Kikuube district. In November last year, the government through the Ministry of Housing, Lands, and Urban Development embarked on the long-awaited reopening of the Bugoma …

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UWA arrests notorious poacher for killing two chimpanzees

Kikuube, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Yafesi Baguma, 36, a notorious poacher and resident of Nyaigugu village in Kabwoya sub county, Kikuube district is in police custody on accusations of killing two chimpanzees in Bugoma central forest reserve. Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA rangers in conjunction with the police picked up Baguma from …

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Residents petition Museveni over Bugoma forest give away

Kikuube, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The communities around Bugoma forest reserve in Kikuube district under their umbrella Save Bugoma Campaign are collecting signatures to petition President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni over the continued destruction of the forest. Desire Nkuruzinza, the chairman of the communities around the forest reserve says they have collected …

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NEMA, Hoima Sugar sued yet again over Bugoma forest giveaway

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Law Society and two Civil Society Organisations have filed another petition challenging the planned giveaway of part of Bugoma forest reserve in Kikuube district. Bugoma, a tropical forest gazzeted in 1932, comprises 410 square kilometres of a protected area, and a stretch of forest …

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Minister accepts blame for failing to protect Bugoma forest reserve

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Water and Environment Minister Sam Cheptoris has accepted responsibility for failing to stop the illegal encroachment on Bugoma Central Forest Reserve. He was speaking in a meeting with the Natural Resources Committee of Parliament together with officials from the Ministry and Agencies under the Water …

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