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Lake Albert chokes on waste

By Francis Emorut

Added 3rd March 2018 05:24 PM

The residents are reportedly forced to dump the waste into the lake due to lack of proper waste disposal facilities among the fishing communities.

Lake Albert chokes on waste

The residents are reportedly forced to dump the waste into the lake due to lack of proper waste disposal facilities among the fishing communities.

PIC: A woman in Ntoroko district dumping wate in Lake Albert

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NTOROKO - The residents of Kanara Landing Site in Ntoroko district risk contracting waterborne diseases as waste is dumped into the Lake Albert.
 
The residents are reportedly forced to dump the waste into the lake due to lack of proper waste disposal facilities among the fishing communities.

According to Milton Sibanyirwa, a Uganda Red Cross Society official, the community living around Kanara Landing Site dump rotten fish and intestines removed from fish and other waste into Lake Albert.

This practice exposes the residents to rwaterborne diseases as the same water source is used to for domestic chores, including washing utensils.


 

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