By Richard Akandwanaho
Authorities in Rukungiri district have given a 21 day ultimatum for all the people who have encroached on wetlands in the district to vacate or else they risk being arrested.
According to the Rukungiri district Resident District Commissioner, Martin Mugabe, the order is intended to restore the environment generally the wetlands in the area, which he noted has attributed to the current famine cases in the Country.
Mugabe added that leaders at all levels who have planted trees in wetlands and near peoples banana plantations should cut the trees quickly so that they become good example to the rest of the residents.
He said after the ultimatum, all those who shall have not vacated the wetlands shall be arrested.
The directive is a support to a move initiated by the president of the Republic of Uganda Yoweri Kaguta Museveni to stop people from encroaching on wetlands as a way of preserving the environment.