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Environmental, Campaign & Website News > Uganda's president revives plan to axe rainforest

Uganda's president revives plan to axe rainforest

Date : 21st December 2007, Source : ENN



KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni on Friday revived a controversial plan to hand over a swathe of rainforest to a local company to be destroyed and replaced with a sugarcane plantation. In an address to his party published in newspapers, Museveni called those who oppose his plan to give 7,100 hectares or about a quarter of Mabira Forest reserve to the private Mehta group's sugar estate "criminals and charlatans."

http://www.enn.com/ecosystems/article/27949





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