KANUNGU RESIDENTS GET ALTERNATIVE LIVELIHOODS AFTER VACATING WETLANDS
By Ambrose Kweronda
A group of residents from Nyaruhungye village in Nyamirama Sub-County Kanungu district that opted to vacate Ntungwa Wetland has received sewing machine from Caritas as an alternative source of income.
While handing over the sewing machine, Kanunugu resident district commissioner Ambrose Mwesigye called upon all people who encroached on the wetland to vacate it as soon as possible.
He added that according to the National Environment Act as amended in 2019, no one is allowed to live in a wetland.
This is in line with the National Wetlands, Riverbanks, and Lakeshore Management Regulations.
Mwongyera Henry, the District Vice Chairperson reminded the residents that the call to vacate wetlands has been ongoing and people are still being requested to do so, but he is sure that with time force will apply, thus calling them to vacate before force is used.
In attendance was Mutahakana Gatrude, principal assistant secretary, who represented the CAO, district natural resource officer Agaba George, LCIII chairperson, sub-county chief Giso, Caritas representative, and LC chairpersons of Mashaku and Kaniabizo villages