Two arrested in operation to curb illegal sand mining in Lwera

NEMA has commenced an operation targeting illegal sand mining in Lwera and other parts of the Lake Victoria Basin. The exercise is specifically being undertaken in the districts of Mpigi, Gomba, Butambala and kasanje in Wakiso district.

The Lake Victoria Basin is endowed with alluvial deposits that contain sand, a material that is on high demand by the construction industry. The deposits of sand are deeper on the western side of Lake Victoria especially around the areas of Lwera and Bukatata.