Joseph Lwoga, a resident of Kalengera village says that his land and crop garden were jointly valued at less than 500,000 Shillings, which he says is too little even to cover the cost of production, let alone finding alternative land for relocation and crop production.
Hundreds of other young girls have the same tale. They drop out of school every year and end up in marriage because the setup does not allow them to stay in school. They are scorned, abused, victimized and physiologically tortured by fellow learners, teachers and the community.
At least 900 of the 2300 residents on Bufumira have migrated to the nearby sub counties of Bubeke in Kalangala District and Kituntu in Mpigi district. Sylvester Ssemugenyi, the LC I secretary Bufumira island, says currently no boat are allowed to fish.