Walusansa says that the driver, who was from Fort Portal town, was driving on the wrong side of the road then failed to negotiate the corner at Njara. He blamed the accident on over speeding and reckless driving
Environmentalists in Fort Portal are up in arms with the China Railway Seventh Group, a company which was contracted to construct the Fort Portal-Kamwenge road for tampering with the flow of River Mpanga. Huge stones have been poured in a section of the river in Fort Portal, next to Fort Portal Regional Referral hospital, to change its original flow.
Over the years, there has been an unprecedented increase in pollution and encroachment on its banks. Construction of permanent houses, car washing bays, sand mining, brick-laying and crop production activities have led to silting of the river bed.
Hoima Resident District Commissioner Jean Kaliba is among individuals in Kabarole district who have encroached on the banks of River Mpanga and on wetlands. The list follows an audit carried out by the Kabarole district natural resource department and KANCA, an association that brings together Non-Governmental Organizations and Community Based Organizations in the district.