Now Simon Baleke, a fisherman at Bugoma landing site in Kyangwali sub county in Kikuube says ever since the FPU commenced their operations on the lake, attacks by suspected Congolese militiamen on Ugandan fishermen have stopped. He wants the operation to continue to save them from being attacked by the suspected Congolese armed men.
fishermen carrying fishing activities on the lake Albert have applauded the
Fisheries Protection Unit-FPU personnel conducting operation on the lake for helping to stop the invasion of suspected DRC Militiamen from
invading them while on the lake.
FPU has been conducting operations against illegal fishing gear on Lake Albert
according to some fishermen, the daily operations on the lake by the FPU
operatives have helped to control attacks and robberies by suspected DRC
Militiamen on the lake.
by the suspected DRC militiamen on Ugandan fishermen have been rampant since
The situation made Ugandan fishermen at various landing sites in
Kikuube, Hoima, Buliisa and Kagadi lose fishing gear including fishing
boats, Engines, Hooks, fishing nets and batteries among others at the hands of the
suspected armed Congolese.
Simon Baleke, a fisherman at Bugoma landing site in Kyangwali sub county in
Kikuube says ever since the FPU commenced their operations on the lake, attacks
by suspected Congolese militiamen on Ugandan fishermen have stopped.
the operation to continue to save them from being attacked by the suspected Congolese
in;” sincerely speaking the…
out:…here in Uganda.”//
Bikobo, a fisherman at Bugoigo landing site in Buliisa says though at first they
looked at the FPU operatives as their enemies, they later realized that the
operatives are doing a great work in not only preventing illegal fishing
practices but providing enough security on the lake.
in;”Ntwe ka bataka…//
out:…Nki simira gafumenti.”//
Babyenda, a fisherman at Runga landing site in Hoima says had it not been the
deployment of the fisheries protection Unit-FPU on the lake, armed suspected Congolese
soldiers would still be terrorizing Ugandan fishermen on the lake.
in;”Gali mazima abasaija…//
out:…kizibu ekyo yakimaraho.”//
Tinkamanyire, the Buseruka sub county chairman in Hoima says the deployment of the
FPU has greatly helped to beef security on the lake Albert waters.
in;”what I can…//
out:… have been around.”//
Hakiza, the Albertine region police spokesperson explains that in the last
three months when the FPU operatives have been deployed on the lake, they have
not received any report of attacks by suspected DRC militiamen unlike in the
past where a week would not end without the Congolese raiding fishermen on the