Michael Lakony, the Amuru District Chairman says they revamped the operation on the illegal charcoal business after the perpetrators infiltrated Wii-Ceri Forest Reserve and other areas in Amuru like Lakang, Pogo, Apaa and Okidi.
district authorities have levied fines worth 29 million shillings on illegal
charcoal dealers intercepted in the ongoing crackdown on the vice.
the ongoing operation that Amuru revived early last week, a total of 10 trucks
full of charcoal were so far been intercepted, the owners fined 1.2 million
shillings each and warned before being released.
Lakony, the Amuru District Chairman says they revamped the operation on the
illegal charcoal business after the perpetrators infiltrated Wii-Ceri Forest
Reserve and other areas in Amuru like Lakang, Pogo, Apaa and Okidi, among
to Lakony, the perpetrators resorted to transporting the charcoal from Amuru to
the different markets at night against curfew hours’ guideline but under the
watch of security personnel enforcing the guideline.
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out …move at night.” //
revealed that in the ongoing operation, Amuru district joined hands with
National Forestry Authority –NFA to intercept the illegal charcoal dealers
right from the bushes while burning the charcoal other than waylaying the along
the way while transporting the charcoal to the markets. It was after a
stakeholders meeting they held on Monday 22nd.
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out …in their kinks.” //
Onek, the Lamwo County Member of Parliament and Minister for Relief, Disaster
Preparedness and Refugees asked all the local leaders in Acholi Sub –Region to
join hands and wipe out all the illegal charcoal dealers and loggers out of
the region since their acts have devastated the environment.
2018, government under Section 29 (1&2) of the National Forestry and Tree
Planting Act of 2003, suspended the cutting, transportation and sale of
products of shea nut trees following its rapid destruction.