Thanks to NEMA’s efforts and NGOs like NAPE, a number of wetlands like the ones along the Kampala-Masaka road have not yet been destroyed.
The hot and humid weather conditions that one would expect to find at the Equator crossing at Mbizinya-Buwama is no more because of climate change.
This has been made worse by the Government’s choice to replace natural forests with artificial man-made systems. The result is that widespread prolonged droughts have engulfed a large part of the country causing famine, hunger and starvation.
During a stakeholders’ meeting at Hotel Africana in Kampala over the weekend, the National Association of Professional Environmentalists (NAPE), presented a draft report which indicated that mining activities at the Dura quarry are prohibited by the law. This is because the quarry is in a national park.
Titled: “Assessment of policy, legal and institutional framework for proposed mining of limestone at Dura quarry, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda,” the report was conducted by Future Dialogues International Consultants.