King Oyo relaunches campaign to save River Mpanga

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By Betty Mujungu VOICE OF TOORO/NECJOGHA

The Omukama of Tooro Oyo Nyimba Iguru IV has has relaunched a campaign to save River Mpanga which is located in the south western district of Kabarole.

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By Betty Mujungu VOICE OF TOORO/NECJOGHA

The Omukama of Tooro Oyo Nyimba Iguru IV has has relaunched a campaign to save River Mpanga which is located in the south western district of Kabarole.

River Mpanga which runs through three districts of Kabarole, Kyenjojo and Kamwenge flows from Rwenzori Mountain to Lake George.

The river which is the longest in the area has been drying up due to increased human activity like construction of houses and car washing bays on its banks, sand mining and dumping garbage in the water among others.

The Omukama first launched a campaign to save River Mpanga in April when he expressed fear that the river is being eaten away due human activities. He said now is the time that everyone in kingdom wakes up to save the River.

Tomorrow Wednesday the Omukama will launch a campaign of placing trash cans along the river banks and an incinerator for burning the waste instead of dumping it in the river.

This is in line with the Theme of this Year’s Empango Celebrations which says that “It is our responsibility to conserve the environment”.

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