This is in line with an agreement between taxi operators, Uganda Civil Aviation Authority and the International Air Transport Association – IATA to improve the mode of transport at different airports across the country.
The eviction conducted by the Environment Police last evening followed concerns raised by several environmentalists on the continued degradation of the wetland despite ordinances to halt sand mining operations in the precincts of Lake Victoria passed by Entebbe Municipal Council and Katabi Town Council
Speaking at the Birding Expo at UWEC, James Musinguzi, the Executive Director of UWEC called for prevention measures which include the drafting of a plan that will ensure wildlife, birding and the habitat are not destroyed by human nature.
According to the National Environment Management Authority-NEMA, the Buffer Zone, an area of land preserved for environment protection, is estimated to cover 200 meters from a shoreline of a wetland or any water body.
Sam Apedel, Spokesperson National Water and Sewerage Cooperation, says government is planning to construct a sewer line that connects to Victoria Mall to transport sewerage to a treatment facility so as to effectively manage the sewerage problem at the mall.
Zakayo was in June 1964 found abandoned in Ssemiliki National Park in Bundibugyo, hand raised by a whites until June 9th 1976 when Zakayo was surrendered to the Uganda Wildlife Education Center. At that time the Chimpanzee was becoming aggressive and Difficult to Manage.
On Thursday, Noor Njuki, the Entebbe Deputy RDC halted all sand mining activities in Kitinda, Bulega, Garuga, Kasenyi, Bwerenga, Kasenyi and Kigungu. Njuki also ordered Police to arrest any person found mining sand.
Pontiano Kaleebu the Director-General of the institution told Uganda Radio Network that human activity has left excessive light entering the forest, exposing mosquitoes, most of which are allergic to light. As a result, the population of mosquitoes in the thickets has drastically reduced.
The Ministry of Works and Transport set aside a monthly fee of up to 80 million Shillings to empty the septic tank and cleaning of the lavatory services. Uganda Radio Network has learnt that the vessel operators are supposed to empty the septic tank whenever it reaches Nakiwogo docking pier in Entebbe Municipality.
James Musinguzi the UWEC Executive Director urged conservationists to involve in activities that would protect Wildlife to promote tourism, and preserve environment. He says such efforts help in mitigating such wildlife-human conflict.
This is part of the efforts by the United Nations Development Program-UNDP and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development – IGAD, to ensure safety, security and health wellbeing of Nomads in the North Eastern Part of Uganda, North Western Kenya and South Eastern South Sudan.
Antonio Querido, the FAO country representative says that the government needs to adopt the Uganda Green Growth Development Strategy to guide its development. The Strategy unpacks the key green growth issues contained in the National Development Plan II and Vision 2040 and provides the blueprint for Uganda’s transition into a green economy.
Kenneth Male Nsereko, the LC I chairperson Seguku Cell 4, says the affected building was sitting in a wetland. He says a number of residents are increasingly building in wetlands, which affects the water flow.
NEMA in December wrote a letter ordering the eviction of all people who constructed houses in the wetland. However, the residents petitioned the Entebbe Municipality Mayor who engaged NEMA to allow some of the residents remain with the wetland.
In November, the Ministry of Water and Environment ordered all residents who constructed houses in the wetland to demolish the structures and halt any other human activity. However, it sparked off disagreements between the ministry and the residents.
The swamp stretches from Nakiwogo landing site through Lugonjo to Kigungu road after the UN Regional Service Center in Entebbe Division B. On November 29th, 2018, the Commissioner in Charge of Wetlands and Environment, Inspector Collins Oloya wrote a notice to the affected persons.
Entebbe Police Environment officer Geoffrey Odong says more than 17 structures that were constructed in buffer zones without NEMA permits have been affected by the increasing water levels of Lake Victoria.
This is in line with the Aircraft Carbon Emissions Standards adopted by the International Civil Aviation Organisation -ICAO in March 2017. The standards are aimed at reducing the impact of aviation Greenhouse Gas Emissions in line with the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.