Locals turned into squatters as mining firms take over Karamoja

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Efforts. A Karimojong woman works at a stone quarry in Kosiroi Village, Moroto District, on September 13. FILE PHOTOS

In Summary

Part II. As relative peace returns to Karamoja after the UPDF disarmament programme, a new activity now poses an existential threat to the residents. After the discovery of huge deposits of minerals, speculators and investors have rushed to the sub-region and fenced off large swathes of land in anticipation of a windfall. In the second part of the story: ’Karamoja Treasure: A diamond in the rough”, locals face the threat of being turned into squatters on their own land, writes Emmanuel Mutaizibwa.

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