Moroto District Natural Resource Officer, John Lotyang, says the damage caused on environment through mining is alarming and threatens livelihoods in the district. He notes that many empty holes are being dug daily as people comb the land for minerals yet nothing is done to restore the areas.
Kuskus, a resident of Napak and chairperson of the district land board observes that the new trend of grazing in Teso, Lango and Acholi by the Karimojong pastoralists during dry spells has just been adapted and optimized by wrong elements.
In June last, the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga launched the Mt. Moroto Tree Planting Project in Katikekile Sub County with the aim of protecting the environment and address climate change in the region.
The three communities were also cautioned against gender-based violence and any form of fights at the grazing land or kraals. They were tasked to report any form of misunderstandings to kraal leaders for possible resolution and promote inter-border vaccination of all animals among others.
Joseph Telo, a resident of Rupa Sub County observes that while communities are taken by surprise on some land issues, the area leadership is ware of the process that land grabbers use to take over their land.