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Lawmakers want audit into forest reserve licences

Kampala, Uganda |┬áTHE INDEPENDENT |┬áLegislators want a special audit into the process of acquisition of rights to manage central forest reserves in the country in line with the National Forestry and Tree Planting Act. A statement presented to the House by the Shadow Minister for Environment, Christine Kaaya, on Tuesday, …

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Kikuube residents, leaders protest Bugoma forest boundary reopening

Kikuube, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |┬áResidents neighboring the contested Bugoma forest reserve in Kikuube district are protesting the ongoing boundary exercise. In November last year, the government through the Ministry of Housing, Lands, and Urban Development and the National Forestry Authority-NFA started opening the boundaries of Bugoma central forest reserve. …

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MPs call for audit of national forestry body over vanishing cover

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |┬áLawmakers want the National Forestry Authority (NFA) audited over the disappearing forest cover in the country. They accuse the forestry body of championing activities which have led to deforestation, contrary to their mandate of promoting tree planting. This was during debate of the report of …

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800 face eviction in Kyankwanzi

Kyankwanzi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Kitwala West Village in Muwangi Sub County Kyankwanzi District are up in arms against the National Forestry AuthorityÔÇô NFA for evicting them from their Bibanjas without following the due process of the law. It is alleged that on August 6 this year, …

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NFA resumes demarcation of Bugoma forest reserve boundary

Kikuube, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |┬áGovernment through the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban development and National Forestry Authority-NFA has again resumed the process of reopening the boundary of Bugoma forest reserve. This is the third time government is attempting to reopen the forest boundary. In November last year, the …

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FINCA Uganda, NFA start 60-hectare forest restoration initiative

  Kayunga, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | FINCA Uganda and the National Forestry Authority (NFA) have partnered to restore 60 hectares of forest land in the country in the next five years. This corporate social responsibility program to commemorate FINCAÔÇÖs 30th anniversary in Uganda will involve restoration planting in 10 …

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Residents accuse UPDF of assault, sexual harassment

Kole, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |┬áResidents of Ilera Central forest reserve have accused UPDF soldiers deployed in the area of assault, intimidation and sexual harassment. Ilera Central forest reserve covers Bung, Okabo and Lela villages in Ilera parish, Ayer sub county, Kole district. In 2019, the National Forestry Authority-NFA demarcated …

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Kakiri town council to restore degraded Nonve central forest reserve

Wakiso, Uganda |┬áTHE INDEPENDENT |┬áKakiri town council in Wakiso district has launched a tree-planting campaign to restore the degraded Nonve Central Forest Reserve. The forest reserve that is under the National Forest Authority-NFA was destroyed by individuals who have partly constructed buildings, planted eucalyptus as well as acquired land titles …

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Speaker directs on protection of residents in Kole district

Kampala, Uganda |┬áTHE INDEPENDENT |┬áThe Minister for Security, Jim Muhwezi, has been directed by Speaker Anita Among to protect residents being illegally evicted by National Forest Authority (NFA) in Kole district. Among, who chaired the House on Thursday, 14 April 2022, said that the minister needs to ensure that peace …

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