The WORRYING state of RIVER RWIZI

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Activists & concerned citizens want the government & partners to up the game in restoration of River Rwizi to avert water scarcity,and other environmental protection interventions.

Uganda Water and Environment Week 2022 is underway (Sunday 20th March – Friday 25th March),involving annual commemoration of 3 important International Days – World Forest Day (March 21st), World Water Day (March 22nd) and World Meteorological Day (March 23rd). This year’s Meteorological day theme  – “Early Warning & Early Action”.

River Rwizi which is shared by different districts in western Uganda is also part of Lake Victoria Water Management Zone. It’s the main source of water for over 220,000 people living in Mbarara city,and other activities.

Currently, there’s increasing pollution; sewage,plastic waste dumping and other activities.

The restoration continues to be hindered by political interference, poor community awareness & involvement, corruption,

A section of River Rwizi - below Mbarara regional referral hospital.
A section of River Rwizi – below Mbarara regional referral hospital.

weak policies & enforcement – poor urban & physical planning, and others.

Rise News Uganda. https://t.co/XnDVrDL43A

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