How sand mining is destroying Lake Victoria catchment

Part of the Lwera wetland was in the recent years been destroyed by sand miners. FILE PHOTO

What you need to know:

Sand mining along the Kampala-Masaka highway is causing silting of Lake Victoria thus depriving fish and other aquatic lives of breeding grounds. According to Nema, sand mining is also destroying the topography of the area.

The expansive Lwera wetland on Kampala-Masaka Highway, which stretches about 20 kilometres, is a major water catchment area that connects several rivers and wetlands in Gomba, Mpigi and Kalungu districts and drains directly into Lake Victoria.

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