Before the lake is reopened for fishing, the unit has announced that only boats with the interior overall length of 28 feet will be registered as recommended by the fish act. But fishermen and their leaders are protesting the guideline which they say, does not apply to Lake Kyoga, on the basis of its water levels and cost of acquisition.
The donation comes amidst fears that recent heavy rains have created ideal conditions for the pest's reproduction in several countries across the East African Region and the Horn of Africa. According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation-FAO, Young locusts will become voracious adults in June just as farmers begin to harvest, compounding an already bleak food security situation.
He explained further that the donation to Uganda will be spent on purchasing pesticides, fuel, sprayers and training of personnel to eliminate the pests.
Antonio Kalyango, the Executive Director of ASDI, says encroachers have taken advantage of the laxity in enforcing environmental protection laws during the lockdown, to take over protected areas in parts of Masaka, Lwengo, Rakai, Kyotera and Kalungu district.