John Bamuturaki, a fisherman at Kabolwa landing site in Buliisa district, says closing the landing sites will negatively impact on their livelihoods, adding most of them have established permanent settlements on the landing sites and have nowhere to go.
The district has a total of 92 landing sites situated on 63 habited islands. However, Police and other security agencies find difficulty in visiting all the islands since they are underfunded and limited manpower.
More than 120 people living at Lutoboka landing site in Kalangala district are currently homeless after a fire gutted 21 houses. Property worth millions of shillings including household items such as furniture, clothes, beddings, plus fishing nets and tons of dry fish has been destroyed.