Government has announced plans to close mushrooming illegal landing sites on Lake Albert in Bunyoro sub region starting next month.
The Bunyoro Affairs Minister, Ernest Kiiza, says some of the illegal landing sites are harboring wrong elements from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
He says it has come to the attention of area leaders and security that a number of illegal landing sites have been established on the shores of Lake Albert in Hoima, Buliisa, Kagadi and Kikuube districts.
He says some of the people have been running for safety on the illegal islands after committing crime in the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC, which is a security threat to Ugandans.
Kiiza who declined to name the illegal landing sites for fear of jeopardizing security investigations, says government through the immigration department will design measures to screen residents on none gazetted landing sites.
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Hoima Resident District Commissioner-RDC, Samuel Kisembo says the continued influx of Congolese to the area has become an issue of security concern. There are more than 200 landing sites on Lake Albert shores, majority of them none gazetted.
Robert Mujuni, a resident of Kaiso landing site in Hoima has welcomed the proposal to call the illegal landing sites, saying it will stop the massive influx of Congolese and help improve the fish breeding space on the lake.