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 Lt Col Edith Nakalema ordered to probe Namanve forest takeover

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has directed Lieutenant Colonel Edith Nakalema, the Head of the State House Anti-Corruption Unit to investigate the encroachment on Namanve and Zirimiti central reserves in Mukono district. Last week, more than 300 people armed with pangas, sticks and metals pitched camp …

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Namanve central forest reserve partitioned into plots

Mukono Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  More than 300 people have encroached on the Namanve Central Forest Reserve in Seeta town. The forest, gazetted in 1932 measures more than 2,000 hectares, and according to environmentalists, more than 20 acres of it have been surrounded off.  The occupied land used to contain …

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NFA stuck with 70,000 tree seedlings

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Forestry Authority- NFA Gulu branch is stuck with seventy thousand trees and fruit seedlings. The seedlings include mahogany, eucalyptus, giant lira, Africana afzelia, pawpaw, guava, oranges and mangoes. They were donated to NFA Gulu branch in October last year by the United …

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National forest coverage slightly improves in 30 years

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Efforts to recover the lost forest coverage in Uganda through massive reafforestation and afforestation must be paying off as the national forest coverage has slightly improved for the first time in 30 years, according to the National Forest Authority (NFA). The NFA Executive Director Tom …

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Conservationists want UWA to take over Echuya forest reserve

Kisoro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Conservationists in Rubanda and Kisoro districts want Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA to take over Echuya Central Forest Reserve. The forest that is shared by Rubanda and Kisoro districts is under National Forestry Authority-NFA after it was gazetted in 1939. Conservationists argue that once the forest is …

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NFA set ablaze seven houses in Amuru district

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Forest Authority (NFA) has set ablaze seven houses in Amuru district reportedly constructed on the Wiceri Forest Reserve. At least 20 people were left homeless after the houses were set on fire by NFA personnel on Tuesday evening at Opiru village, Labala Parish …

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55 families face hunger after NFA destroys food crops in Luweero

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 55 families at Yandwe village in Luweero district are starving after their food crops were destroyed by National Forestry Authority-NFA. The families occupy part of the 1,208 hectares of land belonging to Mbaale Central forest reserve in Butuntumula sub county, Luweero district. …

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Residents feud with NFA over forest reserve

Kaberamaido, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  Over 350 households in Alwa Sub County, Kaberamaido district are bickering with National Forestry Authority over land in Atigo Forest Reserve.  Since Wednesday, different groups of people have been pitching camp in Kaberamaido District Headquarters, seeking the intervention of the local leaders on the dispute. …

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Tree planting campaign launched in Moroto

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Moroto Municipal Council and district authorities have embarked on massive tree planting campaign. The campaign is spearheaded by the forestry department with support from National Forest Authority-NFA and local partners. Simon Ngorok, the Municipal forest officer says that the municipal council intends to plant …

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NFA moves to evict forest encroachers in Kalangala

Kalangala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  There is growing tension amongst residents encroaching on the Lutoboka Central Forest Reserve in Kalangala District as the National Forest Authority-NFA moves to evict them.  The reserve covering 174 hectares of land, is now home to more than 400 residents.  The residents encroached on the …

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