Members of Parliament have called on government to reign over the increasing deforestation across the country, following reports of rampant tree cutting for charcoal burning and timber.
MPs observing that there is a growing market for charcoal business, which ultimately increases deforestation; implored government to use an iron hand and refrain this unregulated business.
“Increasingly, we are seeing deforestation year in year out, an example is Mabira Forest, the trees are actually along the road but there is nothing when you go behind,” said Ibanda North MP, Guma Gumisiriza.
Gumisiriza said that since dialogue does not seem to solve environment related issues, tougher law enforcement measures must be applied to save the environment.
“There is a lot of talking he...
The Prime Minister of Uganda, RT Hon. Ruhakana Rugunda has today launched the first of its kind National Risk and Vulnerability Atlas for Uganda at the Office of the Prime Minister headquarters in Kampala.
The National Risk and Vulnerability Atlas is a key instrument designed by the Office of the Prime Minister, with support from the United National Development Program (UNDP) to enhance understanding of disaster risk in all its dimensions; including hazards, exposure and vulnerability in all the 122 Districts of Uganda.
While giving his remarks at the launch, PM Rugunda said that the National Atlas will enable policy makers and practitioners in government, private sector, media and the general public to understand and make informed decisions on planning and implementing disaster...