fishermen will be allowed to resume operations at Kigungu landing site in
Wakiso district once it is reopened by the army on July 30th, 2021. The
Fisheries State Minister, Hellen Adoa disclosed this in a meeting with the
Fishermen and Fisheries Protection Unit at Kigungu landing site on Monday.
came two weeks after the army sealed off Kigungu and Ndese landing sites and
confiscated over 150 boats following the murder of Private Samuel Okodoi by two
fishermen on July 16th, 2021 when he tried to apprehend them for
engaging in illegal fishing activities.
The two fishermen have since been arrested. The fishermen
expected the army to allow them to resume their normal operations. While meeting
the fishermen on Monday, the Fisheries
State Minister, Hellen Adoa, said only registered fishermen will be allowed on
the lake. He asked the fishermen to register their boats.
She also said she wants the government to
support the fishermen directly because of their potential contribution to the
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She also advised fishermen to venture into other income-generating activities rather than relying entirely on fishing. Lt. Col Dick
Kaija, the commandant of the Fisheries Protection Unit told residents that the
the army is putting in place measures to avoid the attack on his men.
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He asked the fishermen to cooperate with security officers for the smooth operation
of their activities. Saidi Kayongo, the Chairperson of Kasenyi landing site went
down on his knees and pleaded with the army to reopen the landing sites, saying
many people depend on fishing for survival.
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He explained that fishermen are ready to participate in the
registration process to prevent illegal practices on the lake.