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Amuru residents sue govt over UWA

By Vision Reporter

Added 21st September 2011 03:00 AM

Residents of Apaa and Lakang villages in Amuru district have dragged Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) and the Attorney General to court over the destruction of their property by UWA rangers.

Residents of Apaa and Lakang villages in Amuru district have dragged Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) and the Attorney General to court over the destruction of their property by UWA rangers.

By Chris Ocowun

Residents of Apaa and Lakang villages in Amuru district have dragged Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) and the Attorney General to court over the destruction of their property by UWA rangers.

The about 760 households are demanding about sh20b. They allege that UWA rangers raided Apaa and Lakang villages recently and destroyed their huts with household property, livestock and crops in the gardens.

The households have hired Okello Oryem and Company Advocates with eight other lawyers to represent them in court.

Kilak MP Gilbert Olanya, during a press conference at Happy Nest Hotel in Gulu on Sunday, said the Government, through the wildlife and forestry authorities, was claiming the resident’s land measuring about 800 square miles.

“UWA from nowhere claims that it owns the land in Apaa and Lakang. But on this land, there are graves and granaries of our grandparents,” he said.

Amuru residents sue govt over UWA

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