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Buganda caucus call a halt to Masaka oil palm project

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Buganda Parliamentary Caucus has called for a special inquiry into the allocation of 3.6 square miles of land to private investors for the palm oil growing project in Masaka district. The contested land is home to close to 1,000 residents of Nakigga, Birinzi, and Kasanje …

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Expansion of palm oil project sparks land disputes in Masaka

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The planned expansion of the palm oil project has sparked off sharp land disputes in Masaka district. The dispute is pitying close to 1,000 residents of Nakigga, Kasanje, and Birinzi in Bukakata sub-county, and four people who claim to be the owners of the land …

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Residents resist gov’t planned takeover of Sango bay land

Kyotera, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Close to 1,000 residents occupying the former Sango-bay sugar estate in Kakuuto sub county, Kyotera district are resisting their impending eviction to pave way for a palm oil project. The government has given the occupants a one-month ultimatum to vacate the 14,000 hectares of land …

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Bujumba MP accused of failing to pay UGX5M borrowed for partying

Kalangala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A sitting member of parliament who is also freshly re-elected allegedly borrowed five million shillings for throwing a celebration bash five years ago. Earlier, he had allegedly borrowed 13 million Shillings to campaign .  Five years later, the honourable member has not yet paid his …

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Improved prices fuel harvest of immature palm oil fruits

Kalangala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Palm Oil fruit farmers have resorted to harvesting immature fruits because of improved prices. The price of the Fresh Fruit Bunch-FFB increased to Shillings 700 from Shillings 400 in December last year. The price has increased further to Shillings 831 a kilogram. David Balironda, the …

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Pioneer oil palm outgrower Kankaka dies at 76 years

Kalangala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Patrick Kankaka, a pioneer palm oil outgrower in Kalangala, has died aged 76 years. Kankaka was among the first 10 farmers who planted oil palm in Beta East Bloc, Mugoye Sub County, Kalangala District in 2008 when the island population was still suspicious and resisting …

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