Uganda: Don’t destroy crops of evictees – Members of Parliament

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Legislators have called for a progressive way of evicting persons farming in wetlands with the aim of allowing them to harvest their produce. Erute South Member of Parliament, Hon Jonathan Odur said there is discrimination in enforcement of wetland protection adding that evictions in some parts of the country are strict compared to others. “The Environmental Police are burning rice fields and slashing tomatoes planted in wetlands in Lira, Greater Lango, Teso and Acholi. But areas along Masaka and Fort Portal roads have rice farms extending to the road that have not been touched,” said Odur. Wh…

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