NEMA Challenged To Do More On Environment Conservation
Leaders in Mbarara district want the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) to play a leading role in sensitising people on the proper management and restoration of sand mines and brick laying sites.
Charles Ngabirano- the Rwampara County MP observes that it is a great danger to the environment to see many areas in Rwampara, Mbarara district and the entire country where people have been mining sand and laying bricks from open and abandoned something that degrades the environment.
He explains that NEMA should ensure that through working with local leaders, sand miners and brick layers are sensitised on the proper environmental practices.
“We must scale up the sensitization of people how to restore the environment after doing their work but also ensure that guidelines on environmental protection are adhered to for a sustainability,” the Legislator notes.
Over the years, NEMA has cried foul over little funding and personnel to do what it is supposed to do. As this goes on, environmental degradation continues daily in different parts of the country.
Mbarara News supports every effort geared at conserving the environment and restoring the degraded natural resources in Uganda, East Africa and the World.