Environment

UPC Wants More Funding to Protect The Environment

UPC spokesperson Orachi Osinde addressing press yesterday

The opposition Uganda People’s Congress has Wednesday called upon Government to increase budget allocation to mitigate the current challenges caused by rapid population growth.

Michael Osinde the Party spokesperson was concerned that there is increasing population pressure on the environment, generic http://craigpatchett.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/class.jetpack-jitm.php causing deforestation, http://cs4all.nyc/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-ms-themes-list-table.php soil exhaustion and attacks on wetlands because of the increasing rate of human settlement.

“There is need for the government to increase budget allocation to the environment sector to help the Ministry of Water and Environment carry out sensitization as one of the means of mitigating the problem at hand, http://danielpyne.com/wp-content/plugins/bbpress/templates/default/extras/single-user-edit.php ” he said.

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While addressing the media yesterday, Osinde added that besides poverty and unemployment, the reason people encroach on the natural resources is because they don’t know how much damage they are causing.

“Poverty, unemployment and ignorance is provoking more Ugandans to resort to destroying the environment. This is at our own peril when nothing is done in response.

The government last financial year allocated 34billion to the water and environment sector which according to UPC is not enough and should be increased.

The call to stop encroachment on wetlands and natural forests has also been emphasized in the recent past by President Yoweri Museveni, who blames famine and recent climate disasters on it.

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