Sam Kigula the LC 5 Chairman of Nakasongola district says that since the companies acquired the leases,they have excavated large drainage channels and constructed roads in the wetland diverting all the water into their farms.
The minister said that about one third of deaths from stroke, lungs and heart diseases are due to air pollution, making it the leading killer in Uganda today. He was officiating at activities to mark the World Environment Day in Moroto district today.
In his December 10th letter to the IGP, Kyembe argues Prayer Miracle Center Church Kiwanga is located in a residential area with children and elderly persons. He also said residents secured a temporary court order as well a letter from the National Environment Management Authority-NEMA stopping the church from displaying fireworks following their experience on December 31st 2017.
Early this month, President Yoweri Museveni threatened to sack Chief Administrative Officers, Resident District Commissioners and Police Commanders in Nakaseke and Luweero district after witnessing several wetlands degraded during a visit to the area.
They also fear that deforestation will push up the cost of producing their movies as preferred dense tropical rainforests and other landscapes suitable for heart throbbing movie scenes undergo encroachment and massive degradation.
But a walk through the area shows that not everyone was evicted. Area residents cited a eucalyptus plantation owned by a businessman only identified as Ntaganda which still stands intact despite the destruction of acres of other plantations during the swoop.
Gen Salim Saleh, who is also chairman of Namunkekera Rural Industrial Center says that the revenue and employment that will be generated from industries being constructed using the sand outweigh the environmental concerns raised.
Dr Callist Tindimugaya, the Commissioner, Water Resources Planning and Regulation says the study expected to begin before the end of the year, will also quantify the amount of water needed to have oil out of the ground.
.Oil industry players and environmental activists say failure to put in place a new environmental regulatory regime has exposed the countrys environment to danger. Reports indicate that NEMA is still stuck with a huge stockpile of mud cuttings from the drilling of oil which cannot be disposed off in the absence of disposal guidelines.
Under the arrangement that will start in April this year, the supermarkets, hotels and restaurants will establish collection centers for plastics from which NEMA will collect all dropped materials for recycling.
Fred Ondur Machullu , one of the Ugandan negotiators at the talks in Warsaw told Uganda Radio Network Uganda has faced Climate related damages due the melting ice at the Rwenzori as well as other environment disasters like floods. He says some of the countryâ€™s biodiversity has been lost due to increasing temperatures.
Dr. Tom Okurut, the Executive Director National Environment Management Authority told Uganda Radio Network in Warsaw Poland that the fall in prices would have a terrible blow to the seven municipalities and other carbon projects in the country.