High Court has blocked cooking oil producers Bidco Uganda Ltd from further growing of palm trees in Kalangala district pending a main case filed by residents.
Over 100 families in Kalangala district sued BIDCO contesting their eviction from their land without compensation.
Justice John Keitirima sitting at the High Court in Masaka issued an order after both parties failed to settle the matter out of Court.
Justice Keitirima also issued an order stopping the owner of the land in question Sylvia Gloria Nakato from further selling of any portion of the land until the main suit is heard and disposed of.
Residents led by John Muyiisa claim that their children are no longer going to school because all their crops including coffee plantations were destroyed by agents of BIDCO without compensation.
They now want an order directing BIDCO to compensate them for the destroyed crops and return their land.