Gilbert Tayebwa, the ICF South-Central Uganda Crane Conservation-Program Officer, says that Lwengo is one of the largest breeding colonies for the cranes but several have been encroached on by the farmers and bricklayers.
The centre worth 280 million shillings was obtained through a partnership with the Uganda Communication Commission-UCC, to support farmers get updated information on agriculture and marketing to boost their productivity and incomes.
The State Minister for Environment Mary Goretti Kitutu challenged the women to use their influence of numbers to practically spearhead a massive tree planting campaign in their respective areas for purposes of restoring the destroyed environment features.
Jjuuko Kasiita, the Lwengo District Resident Commissioner indicates that the beneficiaries lack skills to effectively manage the income generating projects. Kasiita explains that some of the groups were created out of excitement and anxiety regardless of their capacity and financial management skills required.
The Lwengo district youth council led by their chairperson Ibrahim Kitatta, accuse members of the district executive committee for manipulating the selection process of the beneficiaries, to meet their selfish interests.
Tom Okello Obong, the Executive Director of NFA says their assessment has established a growing habit of people destroying the indigenous tree species for commercial eucalyptus and pines which have a grave impact to climate.
Lamek Kigozi, the South Region Police Spokesperson confirmed the accident, saying all the passengers escaped unhurt. He says police have the bus to Lwengo police station as investigations into the accident are ongoing.
The Office of the Prime Minister-OPM last week provided 150 bags of maize flour and 150 bags of beans for distribution to the affected families in Lwengo. however, the distribution of the food items sparked off controversy among the district officials and the office of the resident district commissioner on who should be in charge of the supplies.