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‘Destroying vegetation is akin to undressing your mother’

By Apollo Mubiru

Added 23rd November 2017 01:20 PM

Museveni who visited Bulusabe village, Bufupa Parish in Budadiri East, Sironko District to condole with families of the seven people who were killed by a mudslide in August, said deaths caused by mudslides should not occur again because such can be avoided.

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Museveni who visited Bulusabe village, Bufupa Parish in Budadiri East, Sironko District to condole with families of the seven people who were killed by a mudslide in August, said deaths caused by mudslides should not occur again because such can be avoided.


President Yoweri Museveni has warned against destroying vegetation. He said at creation, God dressed the mountains with forest cover and grass.

“If indeed, the mountain is our mother, then it is improper to undress your mother. At creation, God “dressed” the mountains with forest cover and grass. To cut or destroy this vegetation is akin to undressing your mother and this leads to curses or mudslides,” Museveni said.

Museveni who visited Bulusabe village, Bufupa Parish in Budadiri East, Sironko District to condole with families of the seven people who were killed by a mudslide in August, said deaths caused by mudslides should not occur again because such can be avoided.

 



“Mount Elgon is good. It is like our mother, feeding us, giving us good climate, supporting agriculture and tourism,” he said.

The President also warned against living on the edge of the cliff. “I have directed government agencies to ensure that settlements in the mountainous regions begin 500 metres from the cliff. Government will help families set up organized settlements in a safe range.

Cultivation of perennial crops, like coffee, apples can be done in areas near the cliff, he advised.

The President tasked the agriculture ministry to come here and teach farming methods suitable for mountainous areas.


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