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Environmental, Campaign & Website News > Uganda resurrects plan to hand over protected forest to sugar company

Uganda resurrects plan to hand over protected forest to sugar company

Date : 22nd August 2011, Source : Mongabay



An environmental issue in Uganda that left three people dead four years ago has reared its head again. The Ugandan government has resurrected plans to give a quarter of the Mabira Forest Reserve to a sugar cane corporation after dropping the idea in 2007 following large-scale protests, including one that left many activists injured and three dead. A pet project of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni the plan would degazette 7,100 hectares of the 30,000 hectare Mabira Forest Reserve for a sugarcane plantation to be run by the Indian-owned company, Mehta Group. However the plan is being heavily attacked by critics.

http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0822-hance_mabira.html





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