Jimmy Patrick Okema, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson told URN in an interview that the bags of charcoal were impounded and burnt down from Rugu –rugu Village, Adilang Sub –County in Agago district.
Impounded Bags of Charcoal Are Set Ablaze To Prevent The Dealers Accessing Them
in Agago have destroyed over 600 bags of charcoal in Agago in an ongoing
crackdown against illegal charcoal burning.
Patrick Okema, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson told URN in an
interview that the bags of charcoal were impounded and burnt down from Rugu –rugu
Village, Adilang Sub –County in Agago district.
to Okema, police also impounded two trucks loaded with charcoal and that the
trucks are now parked at Patongo Police Station.
adds that they also arrested five key suspects for allegedly spearheading the
destruction of the environment. Okema who declined to name the suspects so as
not to interfere with ongoing investigations, revealed that they are in police
custody waiting to be charged upon completion of investigation.
Busobozi, the National Forestry Authority Sector Manager in Northern Region
says in the ongoing crackdown against illegal charcoal burning, NFA has mapped
out the districts with rampant illegal charcoal burning which include Gulu,
Agago, Lamwo and Amuru.
Busobozi says they have decided to join efforts with the police and the local leaders to
intercept the illegal charcoal dealers right from the camps instead of waiting
for their trucks from along the different roads which they use for transporting their
2018, government under Section 29 (1&2) of the National Forestry and Tree
Planting Act of 2003, suspended the cutting, transportation and sale of
products of shea nut trees following its rapid destruction.