Minister urges public to engage in environmental protection

Minister urges public to engage in environmental protection

By Robert Segawa

Minister for water and environment Sam Cheptoris has urged the public to engage in safe measures of environmental protection for the better Uganda.

While addressing the press at a function where Procter and gamble celebrated 12 billion letters of clean water supplied in Uganda at Serena hotel Kampala, minister through the commissioner for water and environment Eng Disan Ssozi said 8 million Ugandans still lack safe water as a result of environmental degeneration.

Minister adds that the insufficient budget of 500 billion Uganda shillings for the financial year 2017/2018 needs to be raised a little more to ensure efficiency in service delivery.

Meanwhile programs director Procter and Gamble  Allison Tummon Kamphuis said more than 1.6 billion Uganda shillings to be invested to provide 60 million letters of safe water to more than 75,000 people in Uganda especially in different parts of the country  like in Kampala which is the most densely populated.