Mbarara residents drawing life out of River Rwizi. Human activities have led to the deterioration of the quality of water. People have almost built in the river. Others are farming on the riverbanks and diverting the waters to their farms. The wetlands are no more. Basically, the river has been left vulnerable.
As we prepare to mark World Water day on march 22. A recent UN report estimates that about half of the global population could be facing water shortages by 2030
In Uganda, as of June 2017 rural water supplies reduced to 85% from 86% in June 2016 and 88% in June 2015,whereas access to drinking water in urban areas stagnated at 71%. This is according to the 2017 Water and environment sector performance report by the Ministry of Water and Environment.
As a country we need to wake up and protect our wetlands because the effects of climate change affect all of us. Ugandans should also appreciate the need to conserve our environment by desisting from encroaching and misusing wetlands. Readmore
Amuru District residents are losing much of their land to refugees who fled from war in South Sudan.
Several of the refugees who asked to be hosted by their relatives have secretly bought big chucks of land without the involvement of the district and local government authorities and are transacting directly with the land owners. Readmore