It is alleged that on August 8th, 2020 while at Masheda Farm in Buyala along Mityana Road in Mpigi District, the accused persons presented themselves to Norman Ekyarisima as officials from the National Environment Management Authority who were conducting an Environmental Impact Assessment on his fish farm.
Nakabuye said that she is a peasant farmer who is suffering from illnesses that come with old age, all of which require a quiet residential environment to enable her to rest with less stress. She, however, says that this is impossible in a neighbourhood with stone quarrying activities.
The suspects are Isa Kabalye, Fredrick Mashate all residents of Kampala, Robin Ongu, Jimmy Awio, and Felix Amuku, all residents of Olilim Sub County in Otuke district.
They were arrested during the joint operation conducted by the are leaders in conjunction with local residents against those cutting shear Nut trees for charcoal burning.
Officials from the Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) have found a difficult time convincing Parliament’s Natural Resources Committee about the safety of River Katonga amid reports of soil deposition.