Ntungamo Municipality Town Clerk Christopher Ahimbisibwe told URN that the destruction of the artificial forest aims to send a signal to all those involved in the destruction of natural resources to cease adding that all land encroached on will soon be recovered.
The registration that started late November covers the districts of Mbarara, Bushenyi, Isingiro, Ntungamo, Kabale, Kisoro, Kanungu, and Rubanda. It comes at the backdrop of complaints on the failure to control developments on the banks of River Rwizi in Mbarara and other major wetlands.
Jeremiah Kamurali, the Isingiro LC V chairperson, says the ban takes immediate effect. According to Kamurali, they decided to ban charcoal banning when their attempts to regulate indiscriminate tree cutting in the district failed to yield results