Mvule Community Development - Ikumbya - Luuka

Visit by Abraham Mulongo on 2018-06-08

Report ID
Created by
Abraham Mulongo
Created date
2018-06-08 00:58:10 UTC
Modified by
Lorna Katagara
Modified date
2018-06-11 10:06:58 UTC
Trip Time
10:10-18:25 (8 h 15 m)
Village Time
13:30-15:15 (1 h 45 m)
Travel Time
6 h 30 m

Current State

Participation Rating
They are keeping hygiene and sanitation 
Village Critical Needs
To plant more trees 
Village Action Steps
To mobilize more people for the next meeting with the district forest office 
Staff Action Steps
Sanitation Hygiene Committee
Water Users Committee
Other Class Notes
Community Ownership
Ownership Story
They are saving some money for repair of their bore hole in case it breaks down 
Three Stone Fires
Access to Clean Water
Open Defecation
Water Access Explain
Prevent Ownership
Allow Ownership
They are working together as a community 
Village Notes
Many are cutting trees thinking the government is going to take them 

Mvule Community Development lesson

How Many Men Attended
How Many Women Attended
Staff Attendees
Abraham Mulongo 
Government Attendees
Visitor Attendees
Total Attendance
Mvule Project 
Lesson Taught
benefits of trees 
Abraham and Ken met thirty four Ikumbya community members, they were supposed to meet the community with the Luuka district forestry officer. The reason why we were to met the community with the Luuka district forestry officer is that there is some rumours going around that the government is going to own all Mvule trees and that has caused many to cut their trees.The rumours started going around but it was from those who do the business of timber, they wanted more timber and they started going around telling people that the government is going to take all their trees. This rumours has spread all around Busoga and that is why Abraham is now trying to take the district forestry officer to explain more to people about the rumours. The Luuka district officer did not make it because he called Abraham at around 1 pm saying that one of their staff lost his mother so they went to encourage the family. Abraham and the visitor Ken moved around checking how the members are doing and those who had not put cages around their Mvule trees had finished doing it, checked the bore hole which is in good condition, many are using their stoves. They had a meeting and discussed more about the rumours and the group said that they realised that it was a rumour but still there those who are not in the group and are still thinking that it is true. They said that sometime back the government passed a law not to cut down Mvule trees unless they get permission from the government and they think now it is going to take them. Abraham told the meeting that the government did not want the people to finish Cutting Mvule trees. He asked them to show him a big Mvule tree and they said there is none. They said they are going to tell all community members so that they can stop cutting trees because of rumours. 

Next Visit: 2018-06-18 - Purpose: To take the Luuka district forestry officer to explain to people about rumors that the government is going to take all trees and even stamp on them.