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Land wrangles between Kasese Basongola and Bakonzo resumes

Land wrangles between Basongola pastoralists and Bakonzo cultivators in Kasese have resurfaced.

Trouble stemmed from cattle herdsmen who raided a maize gardens belonging to the farmers in Kabukolo village Karusendara sub-County and slashed them down.

About 5 acres of maize, 1cre of Banana plantations and ½ acre of ground nuts were uprooted. The destroyed gardens belong to Mary Mbamburu, Herizona Muhindo, and Alex Oneno of Kabukero village.

The disputed land was gazatted as a boundary separating the Bakonzo and Basongola but later the land was allocated to farmers.

During the 2007 resettlement of Basongola pastoralists both parties were a portioned land from Mubuku prison land with a ratio of 3-1 but cultivators have since accused the Basongola of encroaching on their land leading fight and lose of lives.

 

Posted by on June 2, 2011. Filed under Latest Uganda News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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