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Colombia Awards 490 Hectares to the Kogui people

Colombia Awards 490 Hectares to the Kogui people

In La Guajira, the ANT Awarded 490 hectares to the Kogui people and 188 to peace signatories

  • In Dibulla, the National Land Agency expands for the fifth time the territory of the Kogui Malayo Arhuaco reservation, in which 18,183 indigenous people live.
  • In Fonseca, the ANT delivers for the first time in the country a land award resolution for signatories of the Peace Agreement.

 

Colombia Delivers 490 hectares to the Kogui people
In La Guajira, the ANT delivers 490 hectares for the Kogui people and 188 for peace signatories. Image Credit: Ricardo Báez-Agencia Nacional de Tierras

 

Bogotá, June 27, 2023. @AgenciaTierras

As part of the Agrarian Reform for Life event, during the Government with the People in La Guajira week, the National Land Agency expanded the Kogui Malayo Arhuaco reservation, which received three properties totaling 490 hectares + 3,067 square meters in the municipality of Dibulla, and awarded 188.75 hectares of land to a group of peace signatories in the municipality of Fonseca.

 

Colombia Delivers 490 hectares to the Kogui people
Tungueka Reservation.Image Credit: Ricardo Báez-Agencia Nacional de Tierras

 

The collective property right granted to the Kogui Malayo Arhuaco people by means of Agreement 274 of 2023 of the ANT, is delivered in compliance with a judgment of restitution of territorial rights issued in September 2022 by the Specialized Civil Chamber for Land Restitution of the Court Superior of the Judicial District of Cartagena. With this expansion, the Malayan Kogui Reserve Arhuaco today has a total extension of 408,329 ha. + 8,364 m2.

 

Colombia Delivers 490 hectares to the Kogui people
In La Guajira, the ANT delivers 490 hectares for the Kogui people and 188 for peace signatories. Image Credit: Ricardo Báez-Agencia Nacional de Tierras.

 

In this way, the environmental protection of the territory, the collective cultural revitalization, the recovery of sacred places of the Línea Negra and the reconstruction of the social fabric, especially of the Tungueka community are now affirmed.

 

Colombia Delivers 490 hectares to the Kogui people
Tungueka Reservation. Image Credit: Ricardo Báez-Agencia Nacional de Tierras.

 

For its part, the award resolution granted to ex-combatants of the FARC who are part of the Antiguo Espacio de Capacitación and Reincorporación de Pondores, is the first to be delivered in the country to people in the process of reincorporation since the Peace Agreement was signed in November 2016.

 

Colombia Delivers 490 hectares to the Kogui people
In La Guajira, the ANT delivers 490 hectares for the Kogui people and 188 for peace signatories. Image Credit: Ricardo Báez-Agencia Nacional de Tierras.

 

The San Luis property, located in the municipality of Fonseca, was awarded to the Multiactiva Cooperative for Peace (Coompazcol) of the AETCR Pondores, which is made up of 144 people in the reincorporation process and develops dual-purpose livestock production projects, cheese production, poultry farming, agroecology, reforestation and beekeeping.

 

Delivery of property, signatories of peace. Image Credit: Ricardo Báez-Agencia Nacional de Tierras.

 

In La Guajira, the ANT delivers 490 hectares for the Kogui people and 188 for peace signatories. Image Credit: Ricardo Báez-Agencia Nacional de Tierras.

 

These initiatives benefit 576 people between peace signatories and farmers in the area. With this first adjudication resolution, today the peace signatories have legal guarantees to remain in the territory with their own lands that allow them to consolidate their productive projects.

 

Delivery of property, signatories of peace. Image Credit: Ricardo Báez-Agencia Nacional de Tierras.

 

Thus, the ANT strengthens its commitment to the territorial rights of ethnic peoples and the implementation of the Peace Agreement in La Guajira.

 

Tungueka Reservation.Image Credit: Image Credit: Ricardo Báez-Agencia Nacional de Tierras.

 

To Learn More, Visit: Agencia Nacional de Tierras, Colombia. 

 


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