Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Forest authority evicts 1,600 people

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People living in Mpigi, Gomba and Butambala forest reserves have been given an ultimatum to leave the area shortly after harvesting their crops in December. The ultimatum issued recently by National Forest Authority will affect more than 1,600 people accused of encroaching on these forest reserves.

The decision came after it was discovered that chunks of land that were once covered with trees are now bare and, as a result, natural water sources
have dried up in the affected districts. The

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