BANYORO SUE QUEEN OF ENGLAND, UGANDA GOVT IN AFRICAN UNION COURT
By Yosam Gucwaki
Bunyoro Kitara Reparations Agency (BUKITAREPA ) has filed five cases
in the African Union Commission on Human and peoples’ rights in
Banju Gambia against the government of Uganda and the queen of England
accusing them of abusing the fundamental rights of the indegneous
Addressing a press conference at Kolping hotel yesterday, Doviko Batwale
the chief coordinator, BUKITAREPA said that the cases were filed on the
10th of November 2017.
The cases which have been registered include; civil suit No.595 of
2004 BUKITAREPA Vs Her Majesty’s government of great Britain and five
others, Civil suit No.023 of 2016, Civil suit No. HCT-12 –CV-LD No.44
of 2016, civil application No.045 of 2016 and Miscellaneous case
No.007 0f 2017Bunyoro Kitara Reparation Agency Vs NFA.
Batwale added that they have filed a lot of cases in courts of law in
Uganda with an aim of getting a legal declaration in all the
historical injustices that existed against the indigenous Banyoro
explaining that all their efforts are being frustrated by the
He added that the reason why they opted to go for the African union
court is that the government of Uganda is interfering with the
Batwale added that they pray that the African court cancels all the
exploration agreements in the respect of minerals in
Bunyoro, also pray for the cancellation of all illegal land titles
issued by the government of Uganda. They also pray for the cancellation of
the districts which were created in favor of tribal migrants among
BUKITAREPA has filed many cases against the government of Uganda with
Masindi high court which include; the case against NFA, the Queen of
England, district land boards in Bunyoro among others.
In May this year BUKITAREPA applied for an interim order from Masindi
high court restraining the seven district land boards in Bunyoro from
issuing land titles and it was granted by the Assistant registrar
On 9th November 2017 Masindi high court being presided over by Masindi
resident judge Albert Rugadya Atwooki lifted the ban and the seven
land boards are free to process the acquisition of land titles.
Source:www.mknewslink.com a western Uganda news website.