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Security orders encroachers to vacate Hoima Sugar land

Kikuube, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |┬áKikuube 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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Fresh tension as ‘Balalo’ herdsmen return to Lamwo

Lamwo, Uganda |┬áTHE INDEPENDENT |┬áBalalo pastoralists have returned to Lamwo district six months after their eviction. In November 2021, President Museveni ordered the eviction of all pastoralists from Northern Uganda in a letter to Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja, arguing they were illegally operating in the sub-region and causing food insecurity …

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Kikuube RDC petitions minister over issuance of fraudulent land titles

Kikuube, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |┬áAmlan Tumusiime, the Kikuube Resident District Commissioner has petitioned Sam Mayanja, the State Minister for Lands, about the issuance of fraudulently acquired land titles. In his petition dated October 24, 2022, the RDC contends that the current situation of land eviction threats in the district …

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Buhaguzi East MP on the spot for alleged land grabbing

Kikuube, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |┬áStephen Aseera, the Buhaguzi East Member of Parliament in Kikuube district is on the spot for alleged land grabbing. The MP is accused together with Charles Ochaki Nyabongo and Job Muhumuza, of illegally processing a joint title for 127 hectares of land covering three villages …

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1,000 Kikuube residents petition ministry of lands over looming eviction

Kikuube, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |┬áMore than 1,000 families from six villages in Kikuube district, have petitioned Judith Nabakoba, the Minister for Lands, Housing and Urban Development to intervene and revoke three different land titles that have been fraudulently acquired. The affected residents are from the villages of Ndongo, Kisoba, …

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Expansion of palm oil project sparks land disputes in Masaka

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |┬áThe planned expansion of the palm oil project has sparked off sharp land disputes in Masaka district. The dispute is pitying close to 1,000 residents of Nakigga, Kasanje, and Birinzi in Bukakata sub-county, and four people who claim to be the owners of the land …

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1,500 families in Kikuube district face forceful eviction

Kikuube, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |┬áMore than 1,500 families from six villages in Kikuube district are facing forceful eviction from their ancestral land. The affected families are located in Ndongo, Kisoba, Kahara, Nyanseke, Nyakabaale, and Hohwa villages, in Kaseeta parish, Kabwoya lower sub-county. The land in question measures 501 hectares …

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2,000 families in Hoima face forceful eviction

Hoima, Uganda |┬áTHE INDEPENDENT |┬áMore than 2,000 families in Hoima district are on the verge of being evicted from their ancestral land. The affected families are residents of Rwobunyonyi, Kirindasojo, and Kihohoro villages in Buraru sub-county. They are feuding with Fred Mugamba, a tycoon in Hoima city over land measuring …

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Mubende residents live in fear of impending eviction

Mubende, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |┬áMore than 5,000 residents from two villages in Butoloogo sub-county, Mubende district, have accused businessman Donat Kananura, of destroying their crops. During a meeting with Members of Parliament on Tuesday held in Kagezi village, local council leaders accused Kananura and his employees of allegedly using …

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