Special Investigative Projects

The program carries out investigations and research on topical issues in the country affecting ordinary Ugandans. The evidence based reports are intended toshape advocacy campaigns for NGOs, inform policy reforms, spur public debate and discussions and and support victims with court evidences among others.

In 2016, witnessradio.org with support from Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa (OSIEA), witnessradio.org commissioned investigations into land evictions and grabbing in Mubende district to understand how much land is  grabbed annually, how many families are affected and methods used during evictions.

In January, 2018, witnessradio.org released its shocking findings in a report,  revealing  that over 1.9m hectares of land had been grabbed in 2016/17 with over 190,000 families were violently evicted; subjected to inhuman and degrading treatment; tortured; facing starvation.