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18 May 2020

Uganda: NGO claims Agilis Partners & Great Seasons violently evicted locals to pave the way for agribusiness; Agilis Partners responds

"Uganda: NGO claims Agilis Partners and Great Seasons violently evicting locals to pave way for agribusiness; Agilis Partners denies claims" 

Witness Radio claims that Agilis Partners limited and Great Season have resorted to the use of violence to grab land from poor communities. It alleges that Agilis Partners limited and Great Season Company as well as their agents severely beat William Katusiime, violently and arbitrarily arrested  Sipiriano Baluma and Haweka Martin. Katusiime is a member of a community being dispossessed by Agilis Partners while Haweka and Baluma are members of a community being illegally and violently evicted by Great Seasons Company respectively. Business and Human Rights Resource Centre invite Agilis Partners to respond. Agilis Partners said that it entered into voluntary agreements with illegal occupants based a valuation framework and agreements were witnessed by local government leaders The full response is included. We could not get reliable contacts for Great Season and will include their response if we receive it.