Local leaders in Hoima District have commended the government’s effort for procuring machines that will be used to monitor and regulate water pollution during oil and gas exploration in the Albertine region.
While meeting local leaders from the Albertine region at Kolping hotel recently the commissioner in charge of water quality management department from the ministry of water and Environment Florence Grace Adongo said as the ministry they are committed to protect all the water bodies that may be contaminated during oil and gas activities.
Adonga says the have procured four machines that will be put in different areas along the lakes including Lake Albert with total cost of 4 billion Uganda shillings.
The LC5 chairman Hoima Bagonza George says much as oil is good business there is need to protect water bodies that Uganda shares with other countries to avoid being at war with countries like Egypt.
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Bagonza also asks the Albertine Regional Police Commander to send environmental police to the field to avert cases of environmental degradation.
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