By Allan Mugabe
The Kabale District
Natural Resources Officer Rogers Akatwijuka has
decried the rampant environmental degradation in Kabale district by
Akatwijuka made the remarks on 16th may2019 while speaking during a one day-Catchment stakeholder’s forum for Lake Bunyonyi held at White Horse Inn in Kabale Municipality under the project titled “Striking a balance: Developing a Green Economy around Lake Bunyonyi” that started in 2017.
It is a European
Union funded project that is implemented by the African International
Christian Ministry-AICM in partnership with
Self Help Africa in the areas neighboring the lake.
The 2.5 billion shillings is being implemented in the five sub counties of Rubaya, Muko, Kitumba, Bufundi, Butanda and Bubare.
He said that due to
human activities such as deforestation, wetland
destruction, bush burning, poor agricultural practices and destruction
of the entire ecosystem, the district has experienced landslides and
floods which have left farmers counting losses after their crops were
He cited that in September 2017 crops estimated worth to 52 billion shillings were washed away. In the same month, roads, bridges, houses, school properties worth 822 million shillings were also destroyed by floods and landslides.
Akatwijuka challenged local leaders to prioritize the campaign of
environmental conservation and use of better farming methods in their
communities if the district is to be free from floods and landslides.
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