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Amuriat Skeptical of Museveni’s Orders to Evict Encroachers from Wetlands

While campaigning on Tuesday at Nyaruziba and Ntaraga market in Rukiga District, Amuriat, said that it is unfair for Museveni to evict farmers and yet he is allowing Chinese to encroach on the wetlands.
01 Dec 2020 19:52
Amuriat campaigning at Ntaraga market in Kashambya sub county,Rukiga district (Photo Credit Samuel Amanya)

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Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) Presidential candidate, Patrick Amuriat Oboi has expressed doubt about President Yoweri Museveni’s directive ordering the eviction of farmers from wetlands.

While campaigning on Tuesday at Nyaruziba and Ntaraga market in Rukiga District, Amuriat, said that it is unfair for Museveni to evict farmers and yet he is allowing Chinese to encroach on the wetlands. Amuriat wonders why Museveni is more considerate to Chinese than Ugandans. 

In April, President Museveni directed the Minister for Water and Environment to apply force where necessary and evict all people who have encroached on wetlands, swamps, lakes and rivers across the country.

The President said that the country is already feeling the effects of encroachment on its natural resources in form of lakes and rivers bursting banks and flooding.

In the Kigezi region, the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) and Enhancing The resilience of Communities to Climate Change through Catchment-Based Integrated Management of Water and Related Resources in Uganda (EURECCCA), a non-government organization with funding from the Adaptation Fund and Sahara and Sahel Observatory to have started demarcate all wetlands and stopped farmers from further use.

Amuriat says that once elected the orders will be revoked.

//Cue in: “…Museveni does…

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The Former FDC Presidential aspirant, Colonel Dr Kiiza Besigye used the same platform to reveal that part of his “Plan B” is to counter Museveni’s rigging trick come 2021 general elections. 

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