The Wetland Inspection Division has suffered a blow following the withdrawal of funding to the Inspectorate by the Belgian government.
Belgium has been the only donor to Uganda's Wetland Inspection Division.
It has in the past provided over ten billion shillings support to Wetland management and conservation.
Water and Environment Commissioner In charge of Wetland Management, Paul Mafabi says that the Belgian government has stopped funding environmental activities.
//Cue In: Arising from the Paris#
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Mafabi says that the declining funding to the sector of environment and Wetlands management will have grave effects.
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Only 400 million shilling out of the budgeted 1.7 billion shillings is available for the operations of the division.
The Inspectorate is mandated to inspect, gazette and formualates policies on wetland management.
Increased human activities threaten Wetlands that cover 13 percent of Uganda's land surface.