European Delegation to Uganda Visits Friends of Zoka For Onsite Experience

We concluded a two day visit by European Union Human Rights focal point Group comprising of representatives from the mission of Denmark, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway and Sweden.The group led by Mr. Cathal Gilbert, attaché at European Union delegation to Uganda, is in Adjumani district to have an on site experience of works of 2019 EU Human Rights Defenders Award Winner Amanzuru William LESLIE and Friends of Zoka, Upon arrival on Wednesday, the team paid a Courtesy call to Adjumani district local government, met with Adjumani Resident district Commissioner Mr. Taban Peter Data, before traveling to Zoka Central Village Itirikwa Sub County, where grassroots expressed willingness to plant trees to save their local environment being degraded by illicit Commercial Charcoal and logging activities.After making stop over at a log deposit at district headquarters, Thursday morning, the team traveled to Okawa in Pakelle Sub County another hotspot of illegal logging and Charcoal trade in Adjumani district

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