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Mbarara Chairman Warns as R. Rwizi Dries Up

There are fears that River Rwizi could dry completely in the next few decades

Mbarara district chairman Capt. JB Bamuturaki Tumusiime has expressed worry about the rate at which River Rwizi, link http://dailyniropekkha.com/wp-admin/includes/taxonomy.php the main source of tap water in the area, information pills http://cerlalc.org/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/includes/class-wc-product-grouped.php is threatening extinction.

Speaking to Chimpreports yesterday, Bamuturaki said River Rwizi is drying up because people have mismanaged it; dumping garbage and waste collections from the factory buildings constructed in the river catchment areas.

The chairman said assessment is already underway to establish those that built in the water catchment area, who will have to be forced out. If the river continues to shrink he noted, many businesses will be affected.

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Chairman LCV Mbarara district J.B Bamuturaki

Chairman LCV Mbarara district J.B Bamuturaki

“Nile Breweries for instance is at the moment facing a water shortage challenge. All these milk factories are using a lot of water but the river is drying up fast. Something has to be done,” said Bamuturaki.

The district Chairman called upon local leaders to liaise with NEMA to sensitize people about the better activities to protect the drying R. Rwizi.

“People should know the level at which they should stop when encroaching on R. Rwizi” he charged.

The chairman’s call came amidst reports that some people residing near the river had started fighting NEMA officials who are currently surveying the river bank.

 

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