Parliament halts sand mining in Lwera

Parliament’ Committee on Natural Resources has announced a temporary ban on sand mining in the Lake Victoria wetlandspending investigations.

The ban follows perceived illegal activity where over 10 companies which obtained licenses into fish farming instead diverted into sand mining.

Committee Chairperson Alex Byarugaba (NRM-Isingiro South) has told journalists at parliament today that the ban takes immediate implementation in Mpigi Kalungu and Wakiso districts awaiting fresh verification from the National Environment Management Authority.

Mr Byarugaba also notes that sand mining in Lwera is blocking the smooth flow of water and thus risking the Kampala-Masaka highway with impending floods.