Provide alternative cooking fuel options

Police and NFA officers arresting charcoal burners at Buwunge forest reserve in Bufumira Sub-county on October 8, 2021. PHOTO/SLYVESTER SSEMUGENYI

What you need to know:

  • The issue: Forest cover
  • Our view: It is government’s duty  to ensure that these invaluable national treasures are safeguarded.

Uganda is heavily reliant on wood and charcoal as fuel for cooking, which has led to devastating degradation of the forest cover in the country.

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