Shock as Community water sources are poisoned
Masindi natural resources committee has directed the Masindi water department to report on the allegations of suspected water poisoning in the district to police for investigation.
Oigaino Joseph, the natural resource committee chairperson and the district youth council recently recommended in their committee meeting that communities from Bwijanga and
Pakanyi Sub County have complained of water contamination.
The committee further resolved that all implementing partners in ensuring safe water in the district should start coordinating from the water office.
But the Masindi police officer in charge of station, Mr Kyesiimire Aggrey said they haven’t
registered any complaint of suspected water poisoning at Masindi police.
This comes after a survey conducted in the district by Uganda National Association of Community Occupational Health (UNACOH), a health promotion organization under its Pesticide Use, Health and Environment last year indicated how Masindi water sources were reportedly poisoned by the agro chemical pesticides.