• Tue. Jun 15th, 2021

Ugandan lawyers have sued the government for approving a private company to clear parts of a natural forest for sugarcane growing

ByDavies

May 21, 2021
Advertisements

Ugandan lawyers have sued the government for approving a private company to clear parts of a natural forest for sugarcane growing.

Pheona Wall, president of Uganda Law Society (ULS), said in a statement that they seek to have the civil division of the High Court in Kampala declare null and void a decision by National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) to allow Hoima Sugar Limited to clear 5,500 hectares in the Bugoma Forest Reserve in the mid-western district of Kikuube for sugarcane growing.

The ULS petitioned in conjunction with Environment Shield Limited, a civic organization specializing in climate, natural resources and Resource Rights Africa, a research organization that advocates the promotion and protection of people’s rights, saying the NEMA decision is fraudulent.


The applicants also want the court to declare that the pre-environmental and social impact assessment report by Hoima Sugar was shallow, inaccurate and misleading, hence threatening the right of Ugandans to a decent, clean and healthy environment.

The petition came a week after the High Court ruling in Kampala that authorized the government decision to allow Hoima Sugar to clear the forest reserve, about 250 km mid-west of the country’s capital, Kampala. Enditem

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Categories

Recent Comments

An abrupt relaxation… on An abrupt relaxation of mask p…
Dorothy Mulenga on PF LUSAKA PROVINCIAL EXECUTIVE…
dolphinwrite – Like many, I've moved around quite a bit, both in my youth and as an adult. I've been in the field of education, but also have ventured into other arenas.
dolphinwrite on Fewer Americans are reluctant…
The Biden administra… on The Biden administration is ho…
British Prime Minist… on British Prime Minister Boris J…

Anointing Oil

Categories

About Us

Zamkuwire News provides you with the Latest Specialising Zambia News, World News, and Viral News,investigative Reporting & Analysis.

Zamkuwire News We Encourage active participation & feedback from the Community.Please send us feed back Commets.

 

.