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Pader district leaders launch crackdown on charcoal dealers

Pader, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Pader district leaders have arrested and evicted nine people accused of cutting trees on a large scale. The nine were arrested in a crackdown on commercial charcoal dealers in Angagura sub-county. Dickson Ojok, the LCV Angagura sub county, says the operation which started last month …

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Security personnel raid illegal charcoal dealers camp in Amuru

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security personnel in Atiak sub county, Amuru district on Thursday raided and destroyed an illegal camp of charcoal dealers. The operation which was conducted in Ogom Raa and Tee-Got parishes in Okidi village was led by the Environmental Police Protection Unit. Hundreds of temporary structures, piles …

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Illegal charcoal dealers disguising as pastoralists

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Authorities in Gulu and Amuru districts have raised concerns about new methods being used by illegal charcoal dealers and loggers to gain access to forest reserves and cut down trees. In Paibona sub county in Gulu district, Richard Watmon, the LC 3 chairperson says that more …

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11 arrested in Gulu for destroying endangered tree species

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Eleven people have been arrested for destroying various endangered tree species in Gulu district. They were arrested from different camps in Paibona sub county on Saturday during an operation against illegal charcoal dealers and loggers. The operation was sanctioned by the Ministry of Water and …

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NFA Gulu collects UGX 148 million from illegal charcoal business fines

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Forestry Authority-NFA has realized Shillings 140 million from operations targeting illegal charcoal dealers. The money was realized from auctioning impounded charcoal and fining levies on trucks intercepted ferrying the illegal charcoal between January and September this year. Haruna Busubozi, the NFA sector manager …

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300 charcoal dealers evicted from Gulu district

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | More than 300 charcoal dealers have been evicted from Palaro sub –county in Gulu district. The one-week operation was headed by the Uganda Peoples Defense Forces –UPDF of the fourth division barracks, with assistance from the police and the local leaders. Last month, the …

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Amuru authorities evict 100 illegal charcoal dealers

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Amuru district authorities have ejected 103 illegal charcoal dealers and impounded 200 bags of charcoal from Attiak Sub County. The illegal charcoal dealers were rounded up in Apany Village in Okidi Parish on Monday evening in a joint operation involving Uganda People`s Defense Force-UPDF, Police …

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