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 for Bidco Uganda, claiming their property was undervalued.
The struggle for land in northern Uganda has been going on for a decade but has taken a violent turn recently. The government is currently trying to amend the constitution so that it can acquire land quickly in cases where compensation is disputed.
Le gouvernement s'est lancé dans une politique de grands travaux et a besoin d'accéder aux terres privées, et vite - ce que vise l'amendement constitutionnel. Les ONG qui dénoncent le risque d'accaparement des terres et d'évictions.