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Over 1,250 Bags of Charcoal Impounded in Crackdown in Acholi :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Over 1,250 Bags of Charcoal Impounded in Crackdown in Acholi

Haruna Busobozi, the Northern Region National Forestry Authority Sector Manager, says that the charcoal was impounded in the ongoing joint crackdown by NFA, Environmental Police Protection Unit and the local leaders of the respective districts in Acholi Sub –Region.
Part of the 490 bags of charcoal at NFA office -Photo by Jesse Johnson James

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The National Forestry Authority –NFA has impounded over 1250 bags of charcoal in an ongoing crackdown on the illegal charcoal trade in Acholi Sub –Region. 490 bags of the impounded charcoal are stored at the National Forestry Authority –NFA’s office in Laroo –Pece Division in Gulu City while 800 bags are at Lamwo Central Police Station.

Haruna Busobozi, the Northern Region National Forestry Authority Sector Manager, says that the charcoal was impounded in the ongoing joint crackdown by NFA, Environmental Police Protection Unit and the local leaders of the respective districts in Acholi Sub –Region.

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He reveals that shea -nut trees are the most targeted tree species by those involved in the illegal charcoal trade. According to Busobozi, they have already secured a court order to auction the 490 bags of charcoal at their offices in Gulu.

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Jimmy Patrick Okema, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson told URN in an interview that the 800 bags of charcoal at Lamwo Central Police Station are still awaiting the decision of the district authorities to either burn or auction them.

Okema also revealed that nine suspected illegal charcoal dealers are in custody at Lamwo Central Police Station waiting to appear in the court upon completion of their investigations.



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