By Innocent Atuganyira
Following the swelling of Lake Albert waters since late 2019, at least eleven people, and fifty cows have been killed by crocodiles in Butiaba town council Buliisa district.
Godfrey Rwamukanga the LCII chairperson Northern ward explained that they have cried out to Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) for intervention but in vain.
He said that the crocodiles attack people and domestic animals when they go to fetch or drink water.
Rwamukanga attributed the attacks to increasing Lake Albert waters which has submerged to most of their residences.
On the same note, the politician asked the area Members of parliament to address the issue in the parliament so that they can be helped.
“We have been using boats to get water because crocodiles hide in flooding water and attack us, but unfortunately the boats were burnt, we are now at risk,” he decried.
Rwamukanga however asked the residents to be conscious when accessing the lake since they are at risk of attacks.
Norah Bigirwa the woman Member of Parliament for Buliisa district tasked Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) to descend and help the people of Buliisa noting that boats which helped them to access clean water were burnt.
The legislator also cautioned parents from sending their children to fetch water since aquatic animals use the opportunity to attack them.
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