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Security orders encroachers to vacate Hoima Sugar land

Kikuube, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kikuube District Security Committee has ordered more than 300 squatters on part of the land Hoima sugar limited leased from Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom in Bugoma forest to vacate with immediate effect. The affected are part of more than 20,000 people who encroached on part of …

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NEMA cautions Hoima Sugar on deforestation, environmental guidelines

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Hoima Sugar Limited is on the spotlight for allegedly breaching the National Environmental Management Authority-NEMA guidelines issued to the company. The company leased close to 22 square miles of the contested Bugoma Central Forest Reserve land from the Bunyoro-Kitara Kingdom for sugarcane growing for 99 years. …

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Kikuube leaders halt Bugoma forest boundary reopening

Kikuube, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kikuube district authorities have halted the ongoing Bugoma forest boundary reopening exercise. In November last year, the government through the Ministry of Housing, Lands, and Urban Development embarked on the long-awaited reopening of the Bugoma forest reserve boundary. Covering 410 square kilometers of a protected area …

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Justice Ssekaana steps down from Bugoma forest give away case

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Justice Musa Ssekaana has stepped down from hearing a petition challenging the planned giveaway of part of Bugoma forest reserve in Kikuube district. Justice Ssekaana noted that he had perused the files before him relating to the matter and found that he had previously handled …

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MPs to probe sugarcane growing in Bugoma forest

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah has directed Members of Parliament on the committee of Natural Resources to probe the degradation of Bugoma forest after parts of it were allocated for sugarcane growing. Bunyoro kingdom in 2016 gave away 22 square miles of Bugoma Central …

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Families neighboring Bugoma forest living in fear of eviction

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 1,000 families in three sub-counties neighboring the contested Bugoma central forest reserve in Kikuube district are living in fear that their ancestral land could be grabbed by Hoima Sugar Limited if the company wins the battle to destroy Bugoma forest reserve for sugarcane …

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Bunyoro Kingdom: Land leased to Hoima Sugar is not in Bugoma forest

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Prime Minister for the Bunyoro-Kitara Kingdom, Andrew Byakutaga has said that the land leased out to Hoima Sugar Limited is not part of the 41,000 hectares of Bugoma central forest reserve. Byakutaga together with other kingdom officials were on Tuesday meeting eight European …

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