Kamuntu said much as Uganda has embraced initiatives like REDD+, it is faced with a dilemma given that close to 90 percent of Ugandans who depend on fuel wood for energy and forests for farming, fishing and health.
Uganda spends up to US$8.1 Million on access to health facilities majorly to treat hygiene related illnesses. Another US$ 147 million is spent on deaths arising out of hygiene related infections, and US$1.9 million on epidemic outbreaks resulting from poor hygiene, Prime Minister, Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda says.
Twelve people have been killed by crocodiles in the month of November alone in a province in the Democratic Republic of Congo. According to the administrator of the territory of Kasai-Oriental, Crispin Maria most of the dead were killed by the animals as they drew water from river Tshilemba.