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ACCU asks IGG to intervene in scramble for Bugoma Central forest reserve

Bugoma Central forest reserve

Bugoma Central forest reserve (circled)

The Anti Corruption Coalition Uganda wants the office of the Inspector General of Government to intervene and carry investigations into the scramble for Bugoma Central forest reserve in Bunyoro Kingdom in Hoima District. This follows contradicting statements between the Kingdom f Bunyoro and the National forestry authority both claiming ownership of Muhangaizima Blocks compartments 7, 8, 10, 11 Land totaling to over 8,000 hectors.

According to ACCU Executive Director Cissy Kagaba, the Inspector General of Government should investigate into this matter because the National Forestry Authority act authorizes the authority to take control of the reserves saying that it’s only disturbing for the Kingdom to claim ownership.  She has also called upon the Ministry to institute caveat onto this reserve to stop further activities until investigations are complete. She further called upon government to carry on further investigation on whether the President’s signature was forged or not saying that there are contradicting statements that the president appended his signature approving ownership of this reserve to Bunyoro Kingdom which does not seem right.

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