According to the National Environment Management Authority-NEMA, the Buffer Zone, an area of land preserved for environment protection, is estimated to cover 200 meters from a shoreline of a wetland or any water body.
Aviation experts say that the construction of storied buildings close to the airport reduces flight height for planes to take off and land at the airport. They further argue that such buildings can easily be used by terrorists to launch attacks on aircraft, posing a security risk to residents and travellers.
A group of residents led by Maria Assumpta Nakamya, a councilor at Entebbe Municipality, say that a move has been initiated to sell off all municipal properties including land such as the children’s park. Nakamya wants the municipal authorities to stop further allocation of the children’s park land to investors.
Mukwaya, who is on a working visit in Entebbe monitoring the two programmes also faulted the Town Clerk Katabi town council on failure to monitor all government employees meant to assist the local population on community development.
In November, the Ministry of Water and Environment ordered all residents who constructed houses in the wetland to demolish the structures and halt any other human activity. However, it sparked off disagreements between the ministry and the residents.
James Musinguzi, the Executive Director Uganda Wild Life Education Center, says although the municipality doesnt earn directly from the sector, residents it benefit by providing good and services to sector players like UWEC.