Lake Nabugabo loses its beauty as leaders watch

A Nema official measures the depth of an open trench at one of the sand mining sites in Lwera swamp on Kampala-Masaka highway  in February last year. PHOTO | AL-MAHDI SSENKABIRWA

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  • However, four years later, conservationists say the leaders have failed to fulfil their promise since the lake risks being scrapped off the list of Ramsar Sites (Site of international importance under the Ramsar Convention).

In 2017, local leaders in Masaka, Gomba, Mpigi, Butambala, and Kalungu districts pledged to conserve Lake Nabugabo eco-system and its catchment area after government unveiled a 10-year conservation plan for the area.


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