The on-going exercise that commenced on Thursday at Nsonga landing site in Nakisunga Sub County intends to maintain the 200 meters from the water bodies as a buffer zone, where no human activity is allowed.
Authorities in Mukono district have started a drive to reclaim the
Lake Victoria buffer zone which had been taken over by encroachers at Nsonga
landing site. The buffer zone is characterized by semi-permanent
structures, buildings, farms and forests.
The on-going exercise that commenced on Thursday at Nsonga landing
site in Nakisunga Sub County intends to maintain the 200 meters from the water
bodies as a buffer zone, where no human activity is allowed. It is also intended to guide planning, improve hygiene and
However, the majority of residents at the affected landing site
have criticized the move.
One of the residents John Bosco Ntege wants the government to
secure them land elsewhere to carry out farming since it is their only source
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Another resident Eric Sseruyange accuses the district officials of
intending to grab their land since they have lived in these areas for more than
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The LCV Chairperson Mukono Andrew Ssenyonga urged the residents to remain calm as during the exercise
saying it is aiming at ensuring that they live a healthy life.
The Mukono Chief Administrative Officer James Nkata says that the new
boundaries will stop any further activities around the shores of the lake in
parts of Mukono.