The animals have ravaged gardens in villages of Lukana A, Lukana B and Busime among other villages that neighbor Lake Victoria in Busime Sub-county and Bussabi and Budumba sub counties in Butaleja district where they have ravaged close to fifteen acres in the villages of Malanga, Bugangu, and Bulega.
John Okea, the Tororo district L.C.V chairman says that have raised complaints as Tororo local government leaders to the factory management for the last six years to have a better waste management plan but in vain.
Alex Ngolobe Musana, one of the residents says that it has become costly to manage his home due to rampant water-borne diseases affecting his family members. He reveals that he spends not less than Shillings 50,000 to treat the more than 15 family members each time they develop stomach complications because of drinking dirty water.
Stephen Mugeni Wasike, the Busia district L.C.V chairman says that the project will help in steady supply of water and safeguarding lives of people against getting water borne diseases which are now common in fishing communities.
Fred Bwire, a resident of Sikuda village in Sikuda Sub County, says most of the works undertaken by various departments in the district are shoddy. He wants the Inspectorate of Government to investigate some of the works in the district.
Artisanal miners often mix water with chemical elements like chlorine, bromine, fluorine and iodine to dissolve gold from gold ore. Now residents argue that this is exposing them to toxic bleaches, putting lives of neighbouring communities at risk.
Jambo Tanary skin factory processes animal skin to produce leather products like belts, shoes, and bags among others. According to residents, the factory discharges waste into Solo swamp leaving a foul smell in the area.