By Deo Wasswa
State minster for water and environment Dr. Kitutu Mary Gorreth has directed National Environment Management Authority and ministry of health to put sign posts on their entry gates that prohibits people from entering their premises with polythene bags.
According to her, this should be done to implement the kavera ban as well as sending signal to people manufacturing and importing Buveras to stop it and have alternative business that can replace Kavera.
Minister made the directive during the launch of national wide campaign that will see kavera completely out of use in Uganda.
The campaign spear headed by Vivo energy, NEMA, Next Media , Ministry of health and other partners will be involved in sensitizing and educating Ugandans to shun the use of Buveras to live healthier and preserve environment.
On the other hand of the event held at shell Bugolobi, the NEMA police led by Byamukama Moses stopped a group of more than 60 people under their umbrella Uganda plastic manufacturers and recyclers association who also had organized a meeting opposite shell to educate people on better managing the disposal of Kavera after its use.
The group was led by Ategeka Moses, the communication director at Uganda plastic manufacturers and recyclers’ association.