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Mt. Elgon national park boundary demarcation worries the Benet people
The Benet community in the eastern district of Kween are protesting a new move by the ministry of lands to open boundaries for Mt Elgon National Park.

The Benet community in the eastern district of  Kween are protesting a new move by the ministry of lands to open boundaries for Mt Elgon National Park.

The indigenous group is suspicious that the exercise is meant to evict them from land the Uganda WildLife Authority has previously claimed is part of the national park.

However, the ministry of the lands spokesperson Denis Obbo says the exercise is meant to gather information that will help the government and parliament reach a decision on how to implement a consent judgement reached in 2005.