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.
During the cleanup of River Mugunu, which snakes through Fort Portal town to River Mpanga, it was observed that there are a number of unregulated businesses along the river banks that discharge harmful waste. However, Fort Portal municipal leadership hasn’t taken any action.
A person infected with Bilharzia develops swelling stomach, cough, headache, fever, vomits blood at advanced stages and if not timely treated, it results into death. It can affect body parts like nervous system, lungs and the brain.
The Commission heard that the dispute involving two families headed by widows has become a security threat to area residents. The tension followed the commencement of construction works on the disputed piece of land, hardly two weeks after the destruction of crops planted earlier on three acres.
Uganda’s forest cover has been depleted to 8% up from 24% in 1990s, largely attributed to human encroachment for different activities such as tree cutting for charcoal and timber as well as agriculture.