MPs, Drake Lubega Clash over Illegal Sand Mining


City tycoon Drake Lubega on Wednesday faced off with legislators on the natural resources committee, as he appeared to answer for his continued illegal sand mining activities in Lwera, a swamp on Lake Victoria shores along Masaka road.
Lubega’s company Tesco limited is one of many others whose licences to carryout various activities in the area were revoked by environment watchdog NEMA, when they violated their contractual obligations.
The MPs were furious that Lubega had violated regulations by Nema and went ahead to mine sand at the lake shores.
An exchange ensued in the committee meeting with Lubega accusing the committee members for not giving him a chance to explain.But this did not save him.