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Fifty three families that were evicted from land to pave way for the construction of an oil waste treatment plant by a US firm in August 2014, have finally reached an understanding with the landlord to restore them on the land. This achievement is a result of aggressive advocacy campaigns by civil society organization including NAPE.

The 53 are part of the 250 families that were evicted from Rwamutonga village, Bugambe Sub-county in Hoima District and are living in an internally displaced people’s camp.

According to NAPE, land grabbing is one of the biggest impediments to sustainable livelihoods for many communities that have lucrative mineral resources on their land.

 

Read more:http://www.monitor.co.ug/News/National/Hoima-evicted--families-land/688334-3492864-fabrsn/index.html