Oxfam “land grab” Report in Pictures
Last month, Oxfam released a report in which it pinned Uganda of evicting thousands to give land to a British forest company, New Forests Company (NFC) to plant trees. In the report, at least 22,500 people lost their homes and land and many have been left destitute, without enough food and money to send their children to school.
New Forests Company (NFC) was accused by locals of participating in their eviction after it was granted a license to establish three timber plantations on 20,000 hectares of land in 2004, the report said.
In the past few weeks, Oxfam has reported that members of the evicted community have reportedly been intimidated and harassed after questioning by workers from the New Forests Company (NFC).
I made a trip to Kiboga and Mubende districts to document the lives of such displaced communities and below are their stories.