Agilis Partners' response on evictions and arrest of land rights defenders in Uganda
Agilis has never forcibly evicted individuals. To this day, households who did not agree willingly with Agilis for compensation and resettlement remain peacefully on Agilis’s Land.
... Please refer to our previous communications to your organization about these allegations here.
Agilis is not involved with the arrests of Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) at a neighboring property. We condemn violence against and intimidation of HRDs.
... Agilis condemns violence against HRDs. The article’s authors seek to impugn Agilis Partners without making specific claims against Agilis. The authors detail alleged indiscriminate acts of others and suggest our involvement because we are neighbors to the accused firm.
There are conflicts between cattle keepers and smallholder farmers in our community. Agilis is seeking to mediate these issues. None of the cattle keepers are Agilis’s agents. Agilis is not employing cattle to evict illegal occupants.
The allegation that Agilis is employing cattle to evict people residing illegally on Ranch 20 & 21 is false and, again, leveled against Agilis without evidence. We are working with the community to ensure the conflicts between cattle keepers and cultivators are peacefully resolved...