Oxfam welcomes the announcement by the British company The New Forests Company (NFC) that it will investigate the eviction of more than 20,000 people in Uganda to make way for its forestry plantations but, given the seriousness of the allegations, insists that the investigation must be carried out independently and transparently.
Oxfam's Chief Executive Barbara Stocking said: "By launching the investigation the New Forests Company...
Oxfam calls for British company to investigate the forced eviction of more than 20,000 Ugandans to make way for its plantations
Oxfam today launches a major new report highlighting the growing pace of land deals brokered around the world, often to the peril of poor communities who lose their homes and livelihoods - sometimes violently - with no prior consultation, compensation or means of appeal.
In the report Land and Power, the...