Shafik Kisaka, the Chairman Kiyembe Stage on Nakawa-Ntinda Road is concerned about the trees that have been cut down. Estimated at 70 years and above, over 30 huge trees have been cut down and more earmarked for cutting to permit for the expansion.
Osbert Gumisisriza, a miner says they use a lot of energy to mine and do everything that they can to get minerals to sustain their families amidst torture from Mineral Police. “They torture us when they find you with tin and they just suspect that you want to sell it to another company. They make you sleep facing up the sun for the whole day or crawl on your knees in murrum for a distance. They beat us in all ways using their gun,” he said.
Richard Kiyaga, the Chairperson Entebbe Stage, says taxis operating on roads around Usafi have affected the turn up of passengers. He says passengers are who would use Usafi are swayed by taxis operating outside the park.