Gov’t Embarks on Boundary Demarcation of Wetlands

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The Ministry of Water and Environment in collaboration with Kagadi District Local government will on Wednesday kickoff the Physical Wetland demarcation exercise geared towards curbing the further encroachment and sustainable protection of wetlands in the district  

This was unveiled on Monday by Mr. Daniel Businge the senior Wetlands Officer in the Ministry of Water and Environment during the HONDWA physical wetland demarcation preparatory meeting held at Kagadi Community Hall in Kagadi Town council Kagadi district and attended by distinguished stakeholders from both the district and Ministry of Water and Environment.

According to Businge, the exercise started on Monday with an engagement meeting with Kagadi district stakeholders and they will slope into the local communities for sensitization on the forth coming demarcation exercise.

Businge said after the sensitization exercise, they will immediately embark on the physical wetland demarcation of HONDWA Wetland which covers parts of Kagadi and Muhorro sub counties respectively.

He added that while creating the boundaries 100 meters and 30 meters will respectively be cut off from on every person neighboring a wetland following the national wetlands, river banks and Lakeshores Management Act.

Businge implored members of the general public not to be hoodwinked of ‘no gazetted wetlands’, asserting that the law on the protection of wetlands is very clear.

Led by the Deputy RDC Kagadi district Benjamin Tumusiime, the Kagadi district leadership promised maximum support and cooperation towards the ministry of water and environment in implementing the wetland demarcation exercise.

Meanwhile, Magezi Jamada the chairperson Kagadi district Production and Natural Resources committee called upon community members to be compliant, promising that the exercise will peacefully be implemented and that none of their property or plantations will be destroyed.


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