Sam Kyomukama, an officer in charge of the police protection unit for the Kigezi region says that he has already visited the area and confirmed that the company is directly draining contaminated water and mud into the stream, a tributary to river Kiruruma.
and environmental activists are up in arms against Sino Minerals Investments, a
company mining Iron Ore in Buhara Sub-county, Kabale district over
that the company has resorted to directly pouring dirty water into a
nearby stream, and trenches. The company
is also accused of dumping residues into Kyaase wetland putting their lives in danger.
a concerned resident of Kyaase village says that when the company started
operations, it bought land in the nearby wetland which was turned into a
dumping site for the residues. Byamukama says that the
residues have blocked water from flowing.
He wants top
government officials to intervene and stop the company from dumping
contaminated water into the wetland.
“hanu nibaheeta Kyaase…
. Cue out:
Begyira, a dairy farmer in Kyaase village says that the company recently drained
polluted water into the nearby stream and trenches. He says that because all
the waters have changed their color to brown, his cattle can’t consume the dirty
“hati aba China…
the Executive Director for Disaster Reduction Research and Emergency Missions,
a voluntary non-profit organization advocating for environmental protection in
the Kigezi sub-region says that dumping residues in the wetland has suffocated fish
projects in the area.
/Cue in: “I
“ni issue eyatandikire kare….
an officer in charge of the Police Protection Unit for the Kigezi region says
that have asked the management of the factory to stop draining polluted water into
Munanura, Operations Manager for Sino Minerals Investments says that the plant
developed a leakage on Sunday when a pipe burst. Munanura
however says that efforts are being made to have the problem rectified.
Munanura adds that the company is in a process of buying more pipes so that in case one bursts, it is immediately replaced without causing leakage.