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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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Police prefer criminal trespass charges against Pakistan national

Kikuube, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police in Kikuube has preferred charges of criminal trespass against a Pakistan national who was arrested inside Hoima Sugar limited factory premises on Wednesday. Ali Asim, 23, allegedly gained entry into the sugar factory premises situated in Kiswaza village, Munteme parish, Kizirafumbi sub county …

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Hoima sugar truck drivers on the spot over spate of accidents

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Drivers attached to Hoima sugar limited are on the spot over rampant accidents along the Hoima-Kikuube road. A number of accidents have happened on this road in the last two months and most of the accidents have been caused by truck drivers attached to Hoima …

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Environmentalists appeal against Bugoma forest giveaway decision

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Environmentalists have filed a notice of appeal to contest a judgement dismissing an application challenging the giveaway of Bugoma central forest reserve for sugarcane growing. Last year, the Water and Environment Media Network, National Association of Professional Environmentalists-NAPE, and Africa Institute for Energy Governance sued the …

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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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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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