Gen Salim Saleh backs sand mining in Lake Victoria

Gen Salim Saleh supports the idea of mining sand from Lake Victoria. File photo

What you need to know:

  • Mr Jerry Zhou the Business Supervisor of Goodwill (Uganda) Ceramic Company Limited, a company being constructed under Namunkekera Rural Industrial Centre says they currently need 2,000 tons of sand to complete the construction of industries that would make ceramics.

  • Company officials have camped at Gen Saleh's home in Kapeeka asking him to intervene and ask government to allow them to proceed with their activities

General Caleb Akandwanaho aka Salim Saleh, the Senior Presidential Advisor on Security and Defence has backed the excavation of sand from Uganda’s  lakes, rivers and swamps saying the country has no choice if it's to embrace industrialisation.

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