50 houses to be demolished in Entebbe’s Namiiro Wetland over encroachment
Ministry of Water and Environment staff have started marking houses of alleged encroachers on Namiiro Wetland in Entebbe Municipality, Wakiso District which face demolition. The move has left hundreds stranded with nowhere to go.
Nicholas Magara, the coordinator of wetlands in central region, says no one will stand in their way as they restore the depleted wetland.
So far, at least 50 houses have been marked for demolition and Magara said the exercise will continue this week.
Namiiro is one of the few remaining wetlands in Entebbe while other wetlands have been heavily degraded which include Mabamba, Nambigirwa, Lutembe and Nagadya wetlands.
According to a notice issued by Ministry of Environment last month, residents were given a 21-day ultimatum to vacate the wetland, which elapsed on January 17.