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Kikuube residents, leaders protest Bugoma forest boundary reopening

Kikuube, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents 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 | Lawmakers 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 Authority– 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 | Government 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 FINCA’s 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 | Residents 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 | THE INDEPENDENT | Kakiri 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 | THE INDEPENDENT | The 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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NFA halts planting of non-indigenous trees in Mabira

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Forestry Authority-NFA Executive Director Tom Obong Okello has halted the planting of non-indigenous trees in Mabira and Kisisita forest in Buikwe district. Okello who toured the two forests on Saturday was surprised that people who were approved by NFA to restore the …

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