By Enos Masereka
Mr. Joseph Katswera, the District Natural Resources Officer calls for urgent plans of sensitizing people living in wetlands and doing human activities along river banks and steep hills to stop.
He said this will help to restore ecosystems damaged by people who have settled there.
Katswera said the settlers mainly in reserved areas such as swamps and steep hills have removed the vegetation which he said accounts for Disasters like prolonged drought and landslides in Rwenzori Region.
Katswera was giving a key note address yesterday during this year’s Good deeds day stakeholders meeting held at white house gardens in Kasese Municipality.
He said climate hazard and prolonged dry spell is affecting the district economically, calling for consorted effort to reverse the situation, where about Ninety percent derive their livelihood in Agriculture.
Mr. Katswera on hazards……
The Good deeds day Coordinator for western region, Bro. Eugene Bwambale urged various organizations to celebrate the day independently through holding different community engagements meant to help the community. Bro. Eugene on disaster….
Bro Eugene said as western region they were looking forward to design a disaster proposal as part of the activities to celebrate good deeds day.
Hon. Evasi Biira, the District female councilor for Maliba sub-county, Mubuku and Maliba town councils who represented the district chair, Mr. Erifaz Muhindi, called for massive tree planting, but also pledged district support. The day shall be celebrated on 16.04.2023 under the theme “Empowering the most at risk and investing in local action.” END.