USAID has donated road equipment to National Forestry Authority

By Robert Ssegawa

USAID has donated road   equipment worth two billion shilling to National Forestry Authority-NFA. The equipment will be used to open up roads in all central forest reserves.

NFA executive director Michael Mugisa says the   tractors, road excavators, grading machine among others will help the authority open up forest boundaries and create a cordial relationship populations leaving adjacent to the forests.

Mugisa has appealed to Ugandans to conserve the country’s biodiversity in order to avert the effects of climate change.

Photo: Red Pepper Uganda

Stop issuance of Certificates of land titles- NFA

By Joan Navubya

The National Forestry Authority (NFA) has written to the Commissioner Land Registration at Ministry of Lands Housing and Urban Development to stop issuance of Certificates of land titles in Central Forest Reserves.

This follows the Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom’s acquisition of a Land Title in Bugoma Central Forest Reserve curving out over 8,000 hectares of land in Buhaguzi County Kyangwali Hoima District.

The kingdom is already carrying out the boundary marking exercise for the land, already leased to Hoima Sugar Factory Company Ltd to grow sugarcanes.

NFA warns that failure to adhere to the request; it will be forced to apply legal means.