Kabale District Pledges to Empower Batwa Communities


viagra approved geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>This was disclosed during a meeting of the non-governmental organisations helping Batwa groups in the districts Kabale and Kisoro.

The project Manager CARE Kabale, Nicodemus Tumukwasibwe, said that the Batwa are now accessing health schemes and they all are aware of the health facilities available, whereby 577 Batwa people are now health insured.

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Tukwasibwe said that CARE is working closely with the Kabale District Local Government to promote the Batwa community in health improvement, education, and resettlement.

He argued the Districts of Kabale and Kisoro to follow up with implementing partners to provide land agreements to the Batwa.

Batwa pygmies in Uganda are the original dwellers of Bwindi impenetrable forest jungle and were known as the Keepers of the Forest and are survived by hunting small game using arrows or nets and gathering plants and fruits in the rain forest.

They lived in huts constructed of leaves and branches, moving frequently in search of fresh supplies of food and in 1992, their lives changed forever and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest became a National Park and World Heritage Site to protect the 350 endangered mountain gorillas within its boundaries as they were evicted from the park and since they had no title to land, they were given no compensation.

The Batwa became conservation refugees in an unfamiliar, unforested world.

Some of the sub-counties that accommodate the Batwa include; Muko, Bufundi, Butanda, and Ikumba all in Kabale and Nyarusiza, Nyabwishenya in Kisoro district.


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