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Uganda, Kenya In Cross-Border Pact

By Vision Reporter

Added 22nd March 2004 03:00 AM

UGANDA and Kenya have agreed to a cross border programme to protect nature and improve the livelihood of the communities around Mountain Elgon.

UGANDA and Kenya have agreed to a cross border programme to protect nature and improve the livelihood of the communities around Mountain Elgon.

By Gerald Tenywa

UGANDA and Kenya have agreed to a cross border programme to protect nature and improve the livelihood of the communities around Mountain Elgon.

The World Conservation Union (IUCN) initiated the Mt. Elgon Regional Ecosystem Conservation Programme. Launching the programme, Prof. Edward Rugumayo (right), the Tourism Minister, said the project will help conserve nature and develop the people.

Rugumayo said the programme would be undertaken by the districts sharing Mountain Elgon, conservation and development partners under the auspices of the East African Community.

Alex Muhwezi, head of IUCN programmes in Uganda referred to Mountain Elgon as a water tower as it provided water flowing into Lakes; Victoria, Kyoga and Turkana in Kenya. He said the area is rich in bio-diversity to protect.
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Uganda, Kenya In Cross-Border Pact

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