People who encroached on four major wetlands in Kabale have been asked to vacate them without compensation.
The four wetlands that have been depleted by the encroachers include Nyamuriro, Ihona, Nyombi and Karukara.
The wetlands have been acting as a water reservoir for the community.
Paul Sabiiti, the Kabale District Environment Officer ordered the encroachers to vacate the wetlands.
Sabiiti says that 85 percent of the wetlands have been converted for human settlement over the past ten years.
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Sabiiti says that they will also move to evict encroachers on other wetlands in the district.
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However, Lawrence Mutabazi one of the encroachers says that he has been managing the wetland well and will resist attempts to evict him.
Mutabazi, who owns a small farm of Irish potatoes, plans to set up a fish pond in the wetland.
He accuses the environment managers of using the law to evict the poor and leave the rich.