BUGOMA FOREST BOUNDARY OPENING RESUMES

Saturday, February 19th, 2022 | By

The boundary opening exercise for Bugoma forest in Kikuube district western Uganda has resumed.

This after the exercise was halted by the district security committee led by the Kikuube Resident District Commissioner, RDC Amlan Tumusiime after stakeholders complained that the boundary reopening team was not following the guidelines issued earlier.

The exercise kicked off on 17th February with the sensitisation of different stakeholders.

Led by Wilson Ogaro, the commissioner of surveys and mapping in Uganda‚Äôs Ministry of Lands, the team has embarked on receiving copies of documents from people who claim land ownership in the forest reserve.

The claimants submit their documents to the office the Chief Administrative Officer- Kikuube and Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom lands offices.

Ogaro asked stakeholders to send representatives to join the team of surveyors before the exercise kicks off.

Amlan Tumusime, the Kikuube RDC who chaired called on the stakeholders to support the exercise to ensure that the forest boundaries are opened.

John Apolo Rwamparo, the first Deputy Prime Minister Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom says the Kingdom will verify all documents from people who claim that the kingdom gave them land.