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10,000 families face forceful eviction in Hoima

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 10,000 families in six villages in Kigorobya sub county in Hoima district are on the verge of being evicted forcefully from their ancestral land. The affected families are from Kigomba, Kyamucumba, Kalyambuzi, Kyataruga, Kamugembe 1 and Kyamugembe 2 villages. The residents are feuding …

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Land grabbing shapes presidential campaigns in Luweero

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | All presidential candidates who have held campaigns in Greater Luweero are promising one major issue, ending land grabbing, a problem that has persisted in the area for ages. Reports of land grabbing have been mostly in the sub-counties of Kapeeka, Semuto and Kasangombe in Nakaseke …

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Mao to establish tribunal to address land grabbing

Kalangala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The Democratic Party-DP presidential candidate Norbert Mao has promised to establish a Stolen Assets Recovery Tribunal to address land conflicts in the country. Mao who was campaigning in Kalangala explained that the tribunal would ensure that Kalangala residents will reclaim their land, which was allegedly …

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Kabuleta’s gov’t to give all Ugandans free land titles

Kasese, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Independent presidential candidate, Joseph Kabuleta has pledged to give free titles to all persons holding land in Rwenzori Region to end land grabbing.  Addressing voters in Kasese on Sunday, Kabuleta blamed most of the land conflicts in the region, which often result in deaths on …

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Presidential candidate Nancy Kalembe aims to stop land grabbing

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Independent candidate Nancy Linda Kalembe aims to stop land grabbing, to improve Uganda’s economy. According to Kalembe, due to land grabbing in Uganda, people cannot produce goods and contribute to the economy, have collateral to business or merge with others who have the human and …

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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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Archbishop Lwanga warns Govt officials against grabbing church land

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Archbishop of Kampala Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga has warned of the growing menace of government officials grabbing church land. Speaking at the 54th Anniversary Day of Kampala Archdiocese on Sunday at Rubaga Cathedral, Archbishop Lwanga said lessons should be learnt from past governments …

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Kyagulanyi challenges churches to speak out against injustices

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Presidential aspirant, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu says that the demolition of a church in Ndeeba should be an eye-opener to religious leaders in the country to speak up against injustices like land grabbing across the country. His comments came up just a day after the demolition …

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Gov’t officials top land grabbers list –Land Commission

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government officials are at the centre of grabbing public land across the country. This is according to the chairperson of the Uganda Land Commission, Beatrice Byenkya Nyakaisiki. Speaking to reporters at the Uganda Media Centre in Kampala, Byenkya who has been in the position since …

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MPs Ayepa, Abala Bicker over Abim land evictions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Labwor county MP Michael Ayepa has accused his Ngora County counterpart of inciting violence and promoting land grabbing in Abim district.  Ayepa says Abala has incited fellow Iteso from Serere, Amuria and Ngora who settled in a Forest reserve to attack Uganda Wildlife Authority officers …

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