The Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga has directed Tourism Minister Hon. Tom Butime to establish a safe corridor around Lake George for communities to collect water, away from the man-eating crocodiles.
Her directive followed concerns by Kitagwenda County MP Abbas Agaba about reports that crocodiles have eaten eight people over the last two months, in areas surrounding Lake George, in Western Uganda.
The crocodiles, a tourism asset that was introduced into the lake 12-years-ago by the Uganda Wildlife Authority has since multiplied and manifested into a threat to the people who need to be protected by gazetting off some areas on the lake shores. Hon. Agaba speaking….
Kadaga asked the Minister to address the situation by establishing a safe corridor for communities to collect water and a report on the same be presented before parliament in the next two weeks. Rt. Hon. Kadaga….
Kadaga equally directed the Minister to ensure that there is co-existence between the hippo’s and communities in Tororo District, eastern Uganda after a concern raised by Tororo South MP Fredrick Angura. END