In September 2011, Oxfam profiled a land deal in Uganda in which villagers were being evicted to make way for timber plantations.
After nearly 15 months of negotiations, we welcome the agreement, reached through mediation, between the Mubende community and the New Forests Company (NFC), as a basis for community members to start to rebuild their lives.
Oxfam has welcomed the announcement of an independent process to resolve complaints from communities who were evicted from their land without compensation to make way for two forestry plantations in Uganda.
Oxfam is launching a campaign calling for the New Forests Company to respond to concerns that have been raised for the safety of people who were evicted to make way for the British company’s forestry plantations in Uganda.
Oxfam welcomes the World Bank’s call that UK-based New Forests Company (NFC) must open up to a full investigation into claims of bad practice in its Uganda forestry projects.