marked the launch to the Environment Week, with attacks on the government for
spending more resources on less important priorities, at the expense
of more important areas, like the environment, which has seen continuous and
rising rates of degradation.
The theme of
the weeks' events is: Water and
Environment Security for Inclusive-growth, a theme that is aimed at re-focusing
the economic growth of the country to take care of the environment, which will
lead to sustainable development.
accused the government of continuously allocating inadequate resources every
year towards the protection of the environment, which has less to decline in water
Fred Muhumuza particularly condemned the creation of too many and small administrative
units, that have seen districts subdivided into smaller units.
He says most
districts today are too small and weak to protect the resources and yet the
national laws give them the mandate to do so.
//Cue in; Growth
of the economy…
the lawmakers in parliament.“//
of Parliament’s Committee of Natural Resources, Keefa Kiwanuka says while
Uganda has a huge budget of 40 trillion shillings, most of it goes to
administrative expenses as well as debt servicing.
for a quick debate and passing of the Water Bill now before parliament and the localization
of the Kyoto Protocol which enables enforcement of the laws against both
individuals and authorities who abandon their mandate.
I think there….
Cue out… of this parliament.“//
the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Water and Environment Alfred Okot
Okidi blamed the disintegrated approach to development by different agencies of
the government, which he says make it difficult to focus resources towards
important areas. He says
issues of water and environment must be integrated with all government