By Elly Karenzi
Ibanda South Member of Parliament Eng. John
Byabagambi who is also
the Minister In charge of Karamoja Affairs asked Chinese who are mining gold in Kicuzi Sub County to stop harassing Ugandans laborers.
This followed a complaint from Mr. Leo Kiporiisi the chairperson Ibanda Artisanal Miners Association over harassment and mistreatment by Chinese and Mining Police.
This was disclosed during the meeting held with Minister Eng. John Byabagambi at Kanywambo Health center 3 Headquarters on Wednesday
Mr. Kiporiisi said that since the Chinese came in Kicuzi Sub County residents were forced out of mining sites and their land taken adding that they are now dying of poverty.
Speaking to ill-fated gold Miners, Mr.John Byabagambi said that all Chinese in Kicuzi Sub County are mining illegally and many are yet to be arrested especially those who harass local people in Mining activity.
He urged the leaders, Kicuzi Police Post detectives and mining companies to work hand in hand as a team to protect the residents.
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