The deceased fishermen have only been identified as AJaruva and Richard both attached to Bugoma landing site in Buhuka parish Kyangwali sub county in Kikuube district. The incident happened on Saturday evening at around 5p.m.
Godfrey Kigai another farmer said this is the fifth time the district has supplied them coffee seedlings but whenever they (farmers) plant, the seedlings don’t grow.
He also blamed the district officials for not monitoring the coffee seedlings and asking for feedback from them before they can supply more.
Jesus Iringa, the Itirikwa Sub County Chairperson says that they have tried to drive the encroachers and illegal dealers away from the forest but they are resistant and seem to be having backup of top government officials.
“The matter has been blamed on headteachers and school owners. However, the problem is way bigger than that. We all failed as a system. if everyone played his or her part, we couldn’t have reached at that point,” says Rashid Kikomeko, Mukono district Education Officer.