According to Muwanga, following their complaints the company started diverting the smoke into water sources that are used by the community. She says the discharge of the smoke into water sources exposes the lives of hundreds of people to danger.
Ronald Ssemanda, the Chairperson of Kamuwunga Landing Site in Lukaya Town Council in Kalungu district says the situation has been worsened by strong seasonal winds that are splashing water far beyond the 200 meters of the buffer zones.
Nicholas Magala, Central region Senior Environment Inspector at NEMA has led a team of enforcement officers to destroy all plantations in wetlands as well reclaiming the river bank from any unfriendly human activities.
Their findings have informed UNEP to implement a new biodiversity protection project in Uganda aiming at saving some of the mountain treasures of the country including the Mountain Gorillas of Bwindi Impenetrable and Mgahinga National Parks.
Stephen Okello, a resident of Kanyagoga sub ward in Bardege Division of Gulu Municipality says that that bars in the area play music to unbearable levels especially at night interfering with their right to sleep.