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Wetlands encroachers flee

By Vision Reporter

Added 7th March 2005 03:00 AM

Residents of the Nakaiba wetlands in Masaka on Sunday demolished their houses after the National Environment management Authority (NEMA) ordered them to leave.

Residents of the Nakaiba wetlands in Masaka on Sunday demolished their houses after the National Environment management Authority (NEMA) ordered them to leave.

By Eddie Ssejjoba

Residents of the Nakaiba wetlands in Masaka on Sunday demolished their houses after the National Environment management Authority (NEMA) ordered them to leave.

Some residents of Nsereko Zone in Nyendo, Nakaiba, however, were stranded with property in their compounds after failing to find houses.

The panic followed a radio programme on Equator 93FM in Masaka town, where NEMA officials read out two circulars directing the encroachers to leave with immediate effect.

NEMA director Aryamanya Mugisha said, “Take note that NEMA or any other person authorised will not take responsibility for property that may be demolished or destroyed during the restoration of the wetlands.”

Mugisha directed the police to interrogate some of the culprits. He said the encroachers would be responsible for removing the debris of the demolished structures. He said NEMA had been issuing warnings for over five years.

Wetlands encroachers flee

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