A decision by Kampala City Council to permit three private developers to build permanent structures above the Nakivubo Channel has been meet with stiff resistance from the National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA).
Aryamanya Mugisha, NEMA's Executive Director, told a news conference in Kampala today that the Nakivubo Channel is a protected area which should not be tampered with. He said he has not received any requests from KCC to develop the channel and will treat reports on the matter as a rumor.
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KCC has reportedly given three private developers