IRCU Calls For Geological Study Of Rivers In Kasese

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The Inter-Religious Council of Uganda has asked the government to carry out a geological study on the rivers in Kasese district. They say this will help to ensure planned and resilient infrastructure.

The call for a geological study on the disaster-prone Kasese rivers comes at a time when many have been displaced by the floodwaters and currently languish in camps.

According to the Archbishop of the Anglican church, the Most Rev. Dr. Stephen Kaziimba Mugalu, the story of the sufferings is expected to carry on over the years if better and permanent solutions are not sought.

“The water will find a way where it has passed even if it has passed there after 50 years or 60 years, it always comes back. So we need to have a study on this so that people are advised,” said Kaziimba Mugalu.

While speaking during a solidarity visit by the Inter-Religous Council of Uganda to the affected areas of Kasese, the Archbishop cautioned against further degradation and encroachment on the rivers saying that this will be more disastrous to the region.

“What we are seeing here is an indicator that nature is claiming its home, so we need to replan and be helped by the professionals to do the right thing,” said Kaziimba Mugalu.