Batwa Seek Compensation


Following their eviction from Bwindi impenetrable national park in 1991, the Batwa community a minority group living in Kisoro district, have asked the Uganda Government to give them land and houses.

Elias Habyarimana chairperson of the Batwa in Kabale, Kisoro and Kanungu districts said this while speaking at the launch of Bwindi community map recently. The map documents parts of the park, its biodiversity and the Batwa traditional knowledge.

It can also be used to monitor, evaluate and promote protected areas. The map shows caves, gold sites, burial sites, hot springs, grinding stones, medicinal plants and forbidden places in the park.

The Government evicted the Batwa from the Bwindi impenetrable national park as a conservation measure. The game park is home to the mountain gorillas.

The Batwa can be visited during village walks in south western Uganda during Uganda safaris.

 

Compiled by Jackie
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