KIKUUBE, UGANDA: Kikuube district leaders led by the LC5 vice-chairperson have criticized the boundary opening exercise of Bugoma Forest.
Vincent Alpha Opio the Kikuube District vice Chairperson says the leaders are accusing the ministry of Land and urban planning for failing to fulfill the agreements made with them in early December last year before the boundary opening exercise.
According to Opio, the Ministry of Lands was supposed to engage Local leaders during the boundary opening exercise which they have failed to fulfill up to date.
“According to the agreement reached, the ministry of land was supposed to engage Local leaders which they failed to fulfill, and this is one of the reasons why the exercise was halted until 17th January 2022 and has attracted much opposition from local leaders”. Opio said.
The leaders say the halting of the exercise occurred after unidentified residents uprooted some of the boundary poles planted by the ministry.