This is a laughable 0.0095% wetlands restored of the 70,000 hectares’ (760 sq kms) target set by the year 2030, with half of the time gone. 18 out 22 districts were covered in the wetland restoration process.
Namulindwa says government lost the battle against wetland degradation, saying what remains is to help the encroachers to utilize them sustainably without causing more harm. She also asks government to plan for the rising population, which is piling pressure on the available land for cultivation.
Early this month, President Yoweri Museveni threatened to sack Chief Administrative Officers, Resident District Commissioners and Police Commanders in Nakaseke and Luweero district after witnessing several wetlands degraded during a visit to the area.
The money will help in restoration of degraded wetlands in different parts of the country. The eight-year project is supported with a US24.14 million grant from the Green Climate Fund, US2 million from UNDP and US18.12 million in co-financing from the Government of Uganda.
A Four million dollars mushroom growing farm has been opened in Nakaseke amidst protests from the residents and chairman Local leaders over lack of wetland permit from national environment management Authority.