By Innocent Atuganyira
Wetland encroachers in Kakumiro district have been given a grace period of six months to vacate before they face the wrath of the law.
The directive from the district comes at a time when several wetlands are under heavy encroachment by people who have depleted them to grow crops.
The LCV Chairperson Kakumiro district, Joseph Sentayi says the grace-period is meant to give space to those who have already planted crops to harvest them.
He adds that the district will also use this period to sensitize people on the importance of wetlands.
He says many areas in the district are already facing water shortage as a result of environment degradation.
The Kakumiro RDC Daniel Kikoola says local leaders have already been engaged on the matter adding that leaders should sensitize their people on protecting the environment.
Three people were last week arrested for encroaching on wetlands in Bugangaizi East County.
Source: www.mknewslink.com a greater western Uganda news website