KABAROLE LEADERS DECRY WETLAND ENCROACHMENT
By Sylvia Kugonza
Kabarole Chief Administrative Officer Dunstan Balaba has observed the need for the leaders to team up and take serious action against the wetlands and forest encroachers for the good of the future generation.
He says many wetlands and forests are being encroached, farms and building established.
This, according to Balaba encroachment on swamps has led to reduction of water table level leading to the dry spell conditions.
Speaking during the Top Management Meeting at the district, the Chief Administrative Officer said that fight against wet land encroachment and land degradation requires the efforts of leaders at all level or else the future generation is put at risk of experiencing famine and diseases caused by the drought or harsh climatic conditions.
Dr.Richard Mugahi the District health Officer said there in need to intensify sensitization at grass root level on the dangers of environmental degradation and impact of conserving streams, swamps and forests.
Timothy Muhairwe the forestry officer said the effects of environmental destruction can only be mitigated when well sustained and managed by the users, advising people to plant more indigenous species of trees.
SOURCE: www.mknewslink.com, a greater western Uganda news website.