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Kigezi Bishop Decries Rampant cases of Land Wrangles

The Bishop of Kigezi George Bagamuhunda has condemned rampant cases of killings in the country as a result of land conflicts.
Bishop George Bagamuhunda

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The Bishop of Kigezi George Bagamuhunda has condemned rampant cases of killings in the country as a result of land conflicts.

 

Bishop Bagamhunda expressed the concern while delivering his Easter message on Friday evening at his pastoral home at Rugarama Hill in Northern Division, Kabale Municipality. Bagamuhunda said that it is very disturbing to find that in many areas especially in Kigezi sub-region people have continued to kill each other over land disputes.

 

On March 26, Jonas Mugisha, a teacher at Rwanzu Primary School in Busanza Sub County and a resident of Gatobo village in Nyarubuye Sub County, Kisoro district, was killed by his biological son identified as James Maniraguha over a land dispute.

 

On February 10, Francis Sebategyeza alias Kisizi, a 70-year-old resident of Kagarama cell in Kamwezi sub county, Kabale district, was allegedly killed by his five children accusing him of failing to surrender his land to them.

 

Bagamuhunda said that such murders are uncalled for and is an indication that Christians are yet to appreciate the value of life. He says that in case of misunderstandings there is no reason for people to take laws into their own hands, but they should use relevant authorities for a possible solution.

 

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Bagamuhunda also expressed concern on how farmers especially in Kigezi region have failed to emphasise good farming methods like mulching and terracing as a way of protecting the environment. He also says that human activities like deforestation and bush burning have exposed the environment to natural disasters like floods.

 

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