Four arrested as NEMA cracks whip on wetland encroachers

NEMA indefinitely suspended receipt, issuance and consideration for all
projects within wetlands effective September 2, 2021. The decision was undertaken to
reduce pressure on wetlands and to enable Government build capacity to regulate
developments in wetlands.

Subsequently operations targeting encroachers in and around Kampala have led to arrests and a number of trucks have also been impounded for backfilling wetlands as well.