By Jonan Beinomugisha
A slightly notable step has been taken to ensure conservation and protection of the sources of Rwizi River which has previously faced reduction of water levels due to degradation.
The Rwizi River collects its waters from hills and wetlands of Kyangyenyi Sheema and Buhweju districts.
While visiting a restored wetland in Nyakambu one of the Rwizi water sources in Sheema district Ignitius Byaruhanga a senior presidential advisor on wetland restoration yesterday told the media that the swamp that was previously drained by the area for agriculture has successfully been restored.
Richard Musota, the Principal Water Officer in the directorate of water resources management in the ministry of water and environment yesterday saidthat they have been able to control down flow of water from masyoro- kyangyenyi to ensure water is infiltrated in catchment and comes out gradually through the wetlands
The chairperson wetland management association committee Masyoro wetland, Kyangyenyi Sub County Sheema Frederick Katorokire said that the wetland was encroached by the locals but now it has been restored.
He noted that the only remaining challenge is that they receive threats from the locals who were using the swamps.
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