Police warn Lango against bush burning
Last Updated on: 3rd February 2021, 02:03 pm
Mr Ekaju James termed it “a bad act in the communities” as three grass-thatched houses were scorched.
By Regina Lalam
Lira—3, January 2021: The North Kyoga regional Police spokesperson Mr James Ekaju has warned residents (Lango) against bush burning during the dry spell.
The warning has come as a result of community outcries and fears that some locals have started setting on fire.
Mr Ekaju termed it “a bad act in the communities”. Between December and February, locals, especially in Northern Uganda, put surrounding bushes on fire for hunting purposes, while some do it to open land for cultivation in the new season.
According to Mr Richard Okello, who’s the LC1 chairman LC1 for Otal ward Adwir town council in Otuke district, two cases of bush fire which destroyed more than five acres of tree plantations belonging to some residents of Adwari ward were reported.
Mr Okello added that as local leaders even though they have by-laws, there is ‘no clear quotation in the Constitution that guides them on what kind of punishment to be given to those who are always involved in the act of bush burning’.
A group of youth under Rwodi Beekeeping Association in Agago district are counting losses after losing 7 beehives on Monday night after unknown people set their beehives on fire.
Mr Morish Lamony, the chairman of Rwodi Beekeeping Association, confirmed that the seven beehives would give them more than three hundred thousand after harvests (sales).
Someday, three grass-thatched houses were scorched, Mr Lamony added.