February 15, 2013
The Ugandan government has been challenged by the church of Uganda to embark on the implementation of environmental laws to penalize those who have degraded the environment especially by turning wetlands into farms.
The bishop of West Ankole Diocese the Rt Rev Yona Katoneene expresses his concern saying, “if we continue talking without implementing the existing laws by acting there is nothing we are going to achieve.”
He attributes continued water shortages in various parts of the country to encroachment on wetlands noting that, “the population is growing and the damage being inflicted on environment will affect the next generation.”
“Time is going to come when the weather is going to change and people will not be accessing water,” laments Bishop Katonene
He appeals to government to intensify messages of patriotism so that every Ugandan can preserve natural resources.