Government gives assurance on crocodiles

By Benjamin Jumbe.

The minister of tourism wildlife and Antiquities Prof Ephraim Kamuntu has advised people living in Namayingo to avoid getting closer to breeding places for crocodiles to minimize loss of lives.

It comes at a time residents of islands in the district are expressing fear for their lives following crocodile attacks on several of their community members.

Prof Kamuntu made the call yesterday during a visit to Dolwe Islands in Namayingo district on the directive of the president where he met community members together with the district leaders.

He said government will in the interim trans-locate problem crocodiles, as a long term solution is being sought, with piped water to be also provided in the long run.

Meanwhile the Uganda Wildlife Executive director Sam Mwanda also said UWA will build cages to ensure people fetch water safely in addition to deploying rangers to quickly respond to distress calls

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