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Kigo inmates get sh7.5m fish

By Vision Reporter

Added 4th July 2004 03:00 AM

THE Police have donated to Kigo Prisons about five tons of impounded immature fish worth sh7.5m.

By Steven Candia
THE Police have donated to Kigo Prisons about five tons of impounded immature fish worth sh7.5m.
The deputy marine commandant, Simon Peter Okoshi, handed over the fish to the Prison commanding officer, Apollo Akankunda, on Saturday.
“Since the fish is not poisoned but is only immature, we are giving it to the prisons to supplement the diet of the inmates,” Okoshi said.
The fish was seized from Kalangala late last month during the on-going ‘Operation Clean’, jointly conducted by the Police, Internal Security Organisation (ISO) marines security, fisheries department and local authorities.
Akankunda said the fish would supplement the diet of inmates, many of whom are hard-core criminals being held on counts of violent crime such as murder, armed robbery and rape.
During the operation, hundreds of illegal fishnets were impounded and burnt over the weekend at the Marines headquarters in Kigo, Wakiso district.
Also destroyed were 10 canoes used in trapping immature fish.
Okoshi said the undersize nets (11,208), monofilaments (801), beach seine nets (353) and cast nets (132) were the last batch of 12,494 nets that have been seized and destroyed.
They were divided into six heaps and the hewed canoes piled on top, before being set ablaze at about 3:30pm.
Okoshi said many of the 441 impounded canoes had been destroyed within a month.
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Kigo inmates get sh7.5m fish

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