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MP Intervenes In Queen Elizabeth Park Land Row

All community settlement areas inside Queen Elizabeth National Park will be re-surveyed to ascertain the genuine boundaries following recent land wrangles with the Uganda Wild Life Authority.
All community settlement areas inside Queen Elizabeth National Park will be re-surveyed to ascertain the genuine boundaries following recent land wrangles with the Uganda Wild Life Authority.

The Member of Parliament for Busongora South, Boaz Kafuda says he has secured all the original maps that were used in the formation of national park in the 1960s.

There have been debates over the boundary marks between UWA and the people living in Katwe-Kabatoro town council, Katunguru and Kahendero landing sites. The affected communities say UWA has since abandoned the boundaries.

In Katwe-Kabatoro town council, residents claim that UWA has encroached on their land, while at Katunguru it is the reverse as UWA accuses residents of illegally occupying over 100 acres of the national park land.

However, MP Kafuda says he has secured all the relevant maps from the ministry of lands and Toro Kingdom as a way of bringing an amicable end to the land wrangles.

Kafuda told Uganda Radio Network on Wednesday that what is remaining is to secure permission from the Uganda Wildlife Authority to carryout fresh surveys of the land.

He said he is in talks with the Ministry of Tourism to make sure this exercise is carried out as soon as possible.

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