NEMA bans the public use of Karuma hard core

By Moses Kindadi

National Environment management Authority has banned Chinese contractors Sino Hydro from giving away the high quality rock that was extracted under ground as they constructed bunkers and other facilities at Karuma .

Several Ugandans have requested  to take up the high value rock known as muck for personal use.

How ever NEMAs Senior Environment officer  Akelo Gonasa says the rock is now a government resource which can be used for other government projects in future like the railway line and oil pipeline,she says they are strictly supervising the contractor to ensure that they comply with the set environment standards at the site.

The rock is now dumped in Murchison falls National park.

NEMA has now ordered the contractor Sino Hydro to cover the rock so as to reclaim the natural environment inside the park