Support the Evictees Against the Neumann Kaffee Gruppe and Government of Uganda

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Almost eighteen years after the evictees were expelled from their lands, the court has finally ordered a mediation. Although on July 1, 2019, the responsible judge ordered the mediation process to be completed by August 28, 2019, this process is still ongoing.

We urge you to support the evictees' demands for the full restitution of their land and compensation for all harms and losses caused.

Background

In August 2001 the inhabitants of four villages in the Mubende District in Uganda were forcefully evicted by the Ugandan army.

The Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) leased the land to Kaweri Coffee Plantation Ltd., a 100% subsidiary of the German Neumann Kaffee Gruppe (NKG). The houses, churches, crops, and medical clinic of the approx. 4,000 peasants were destroyed.

Despite having their lives wrecked, the community have fought for 18 years in court. Until now, no one has been compensated in any way.

Nonetheless, there is a small window of opportunity to end the suffering of the evictees through mediation.

This means that the conflict could be solved if the Government of Uganda and the NKG allow it.

We urge you to support the evictees who are demanding "the compensation for all harms caused and the restitution of their land"

The petition will be handed over to President Museveni from Uganda, and Mr. Christian Neumann.

Give them back their land!

For more information, please contact: hategekimana(at)fian.org
For media enquiries, please contact: diaz(at)fian.org

If you want to know more about the case visit the following links:

- fian.org
- Short Documentary: Coffee to Go

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