The Katabi Town Council Chairperson, Ronald Gavins Kalema, says all developments that are in a 200-meter buffer zone must have environmental impact assessments from the National Environment Management Authority NEMA, which most developers dont have.
Buganda Kingdom Premier Charles Mayiga says that any kind of development that is to be carried out at the lake should depict the historic perspective of the lake and the heritage upon which Kabaka Mwanga II relied to order for its digging.
The recent past has seen an increase in the number of permanent houses, Car washing Bays and activities such as sand mining, brick laying and crop production on its river beds. Dr. Fredrick Muyondi the Coordinator, Lake Victoria Basin conservation project says the river is running dry and losing its water color as a result of pollution.
The third test oil drilling in West Nile that was expected to take place in December in Obongi has been postponed after National Environment Management Authority has failed to approve the environmental impact assessment (EIA).