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Bunyoro Kingdom Petitions Parliament Over Bugoma Forest

Bunyoro Kingdom Prime Minister Norman Lukumu

Bunyoro Kingdom leaders have prepared a petition to parliament over the disputed Bugoma central forest reserve Land.

The Bunyoro Kingdom Premier Norman Lukumu says the Kingdom has decided to petition parliament to allow the kingdom carry out development projects and activities on Bugoma forest which they said belong to them.

The Kingdom has in the recent days come under scrutiny from environmentalists and government for handing over the forest to destruction.

Lukumu explains that part of Bugoma forest equivalent to 41, doctor http://clubebancariositape.com.br/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/_inc/social-logos.php 144 hectares was leased to sugarcane investors because it belongs to the kingdom, pharm http://chachanova.com/wp-admin/includes/deprecated.php an act that was vehemently rejected by National Forest Authority officials saying it is a central forest reserve.

Michael Mugisa the NFA Executive Director halted further development on the disputed land which he says was gazetted in 1932.

The contested land is located in Buhangaizima block in Kyangwali sub-county Hoima District.

The Kingdom leased 8000 hectares to development activities including sugar cane factory which was recently commissioned by president Museveni when he visited Hoima.

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