Publish Date: Mar 18, 2009
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EDITOR—Many things have been said about the floods in Kawempe division, especially at Kalerwe and Bwaise. Some people say they are due to poor drainage while others cite climate change and poor disposal of solid waste. When you look at all these alternatives they interlink in one way or another.

I have heard some government officials relating the floods to the history of the area, which is not correct. Bwaise was not a yam- growing area and used to have trees along the Nsooba channel which, during the drainage expansion, were cleared.

The wetland that used to support the growth of yams was cleared for the Northern By-pass. Before the by-pass, how often did floods displace people and lead to loss of life? Kawempe can handle its environmental problems and does not need technical experts in flood management. What is needed is cooperation by all the stakeholders.

Robert Bakiika
Executive Director Environmental Management for Livelihood Improvement Bwaise Facility

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