By Allan Kalangi Two environmental and human rights organisations in Uganda have petitioned NCBA Bank to stop financing Hoima Sugar Limited which they claim carries out its activities in a manner that contravenes environmental laws and disregards the rights of the host communities. The two organisations, National Association of Professional... Read More
CSOs Petition NCBA Bank Over Hoima Sugar Limited Abuses
By Allan Kalangi The Court of Appeal in Kampala has started hearing of the case that National Association of Professional Environmentalists (NAPE), Africa Institute for Energy Governance (AFIEGO) and Water and Environment Media Network (WEMNET) filed for cancellation of the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) certificate of approval issued... Read More
Communities neighbouring the plantation and factory of Hoima Sugar Limited have accused the company of polluting the environment especially their water sources. Click on the following link to access a full article of the communities’ grievances.
NAPE helps to bring together residents evicted by Hoima Sugar Limited and Company officials for talks.
In 2014, hundreds of people in Kigyayo Village, Kikuube District were evicted from their land by Hoima Sugar Limited to pave way for sugarcane growing. Since then, the company officials and evictees living in camps for internally displaced people (IDPCs) have had a cat and mouth relationship. With support from... Read More
In December, 2019 a Court of Appeal judge allowed Hoima Sugar limited to destroy 22 Square miles of the disputed Bugoma Central Forest Reserve land in Hoima District and turn it into a sugarcane plantation. The National Forest Authority (NFA) had gone to the appellant Court to challenge a similar decision by the... Read More
This sounds very good in ears of government, especially when the venture has to do with increase on the country’s GDP. But to biodiversity conservationists including NAPE, the move sends chilling shock-waves especially in this error of climate uncertainty. Large mono cultural establishments are associated with a host of short-comings... Read More
The UN Biodiversity Conference will be held from 13 – 29 November 2018 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. The Conference of the Parties is the governing body of the Convention, and advances implementation of the Convention through the decisions it takes at its periodic meetings. The UN Biodiversity Conference includes the meetings of... Read More
About 5,000 residents in the Island district of Buvuma have rejected a government proposal to compensate them for their land to pave way for oil palm growing, claiming their property was undervalued. This comes after government unveiled a programme for the relocation and resettlement of the affected people late last year.... Read More
NAPE and allies have been supporting rural farmers in Bugala who lost their land to the Oil Palm plantation owned by Bidico to get justice since 2010. About 100 famers were evicted from their land to pave way for oil palm growing in Bugala, Kalangala district. Since 2014, the farmers have... Read More