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Mayiga: Kabaka’s Lake Next After Masengere

Mayiga addressing the Lukiiko on Monday at Mengo

Mathieu Ngudjolo, stuff http://changescale.org/wp-includes/version.php the first defendant to be acquitted by the International Criminal Court (ICC), http://cuentajovencoprocenva.com/components/com_k2/templates/default/item_comments_form.php was deported to Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, on May 11, 2015, his lawyers said.

Following his acquittal by the ICC, Ngudjolo said he feared for his safety if returned to Congo. However, Netherlands immigration authorities did not find grounds to grant his asylum claim.

“We and others will be looking to the Congolese authorities to ensure Mathieu Ngudjolo’s safety and security once he is back in Congo,” said Géraldine Mattioli-Zeltner, international justice advocacy director at Human Rights Watch.

“The ICC, which has an office in Kinshasa, and the Dutch embassy should closely monitor Ngudjolo’s situation for as long as necessary.”

Ngudjolo was the former chief of staff of the Front for National Integration (FNI), an armed group involved in the local and regional conflict that ravaged the Ituri province of eastern Congo in the early 2000s.

He was arrested in Kinshasa by the Congolese authorities in 2008 pursuant to an ICC arrest warrant on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity in the village of Bogoro, Ituri, in February 2003.

The ICC trial chamber acquitted Ngudjolo of all charges in December 2012. The acquittal was confirmed in appeal on February 27, 2015.

Ngujdolo has filed for compensation at the ICC following his acquittal.

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The Katikkiro of Buganda Charles Peter Mayiga has announced that the next project to be undertaken by the Buganda Government is developing the Kabaka’s Lake.

This follows the successful completion of Masengere, information pills http://csign.net/components/com_newsfeeds/models/newsfeeds.php a mega structure in Mengo that cost Shs 5bn.

The funds used for the construction of the building were raised through a countrywide fundraising exercise commonly known as Etofaali.

The premier made the announcement during the Buganda Lukiiko (Parliament) sitting on Monday at Bulange Mengo.

Katikkiro noted that “even though there is need to establish, http://cloud.ca/wp-includes/atomlib.php a Health center, http://comerydivertirse.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-themes-list-table.php TV station, Bank, and many others, people can still get the above services from the already existing private or government owned companies.”

However, for the Kabaka’s Lake is another case which can’t be re-established if it gets destroyed.

Stressing that the Kabaka’s Lake is one of the few Monumental manmade Lakes in Africa, Mayiga emphasised the need to preserve it and safeguard it from being contaminated.

“If we don’t act early to preserve the Kabaka’s Lake which is one of the major heritage site for Uganda, it can easily get extinct in 15 to 30 years,” he urged.

The Katikkiro expressed disappointment that the people around have turned the Lake into a dumping ground for feaces and toxic substances.

The committee which was appointed by Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II to work on a development plan for the Kabaka’s lake, came up with a report indicating ideas generated from different people and proposed the following measures of how to immediately protect the Lake from being destroyed.

These include building a barbed wire perimeter wall; preventing people from dumping sewage into the lake; general cleaning of the lake; maintaining the water catchment areas; sieving sewage from entering the lake with its wastes and Buganda Kingdom to partner with KCCA to modernize roads passing around the lake.

However the developments being proposed to develop the lake are Kabaka Mwanga’s monument, water related sports activities, hotel, floating restaurant, a museum among others.

Located between Ring road and Nabunya road in Ndeeba, the Lake is bordered by unplanned human activities like garages and washing bays which have encroached on the swamp that used to act as a water catchment area.

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