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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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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.