TOP
Saturday,August 24,2019 07:25 AM

Mukwaya irks NFA officials

By Vision Reporter

Added 20th September 2006 03:00 AM

A TEAM reviewing part of Mabira Forest Reserve that Sugar Corporation of Uganda Ltd (SCOUL) wants to acquire started its work on a low note.

By Gerald Tenywa

A TEAM reviewing part of Mabira Forest Reserve that Sugar Corporation of Uganda Ltd (SCOUL) wants to acquire started its work on a low note.

However, officials of the national Forestry authority (NFA) and residents were left bitter after the tourism, trade and industry minister Janat Mukwaya declined to entertain their views.

Premier Prof. Apolo Nsibambi, who was supposed to lead the 25-man team of MPs, ministers and permanent secretaries to tour the reserve did not turn up at the meeting and was represented by Mukwaya.

Mukwaya met NFA officials, MPs Joram Pajobo and Nalugo Sekiziyivu at Najjembe eco-tourism centre in Mabira and insisted that SCOUL presents the map of the areas proposed for sugarcane cultivation.

She also postponed the field tour.
Suresh Sharma, the regional manager under Mehta’s Group of companies and SCOUL’s A. Rao presented the map showing the areas comprising of the eastern parts of Mabira.

Mukwaya said there was evidence, including iron-roofed houses, that showed that Mabira was heavily encroached. She promised to organise a tour of the forest on another day.

Mukwaya irks NFA officials

Related Articles

More From The Author

Related articles