Human activities on Lwera wetland has greatly affected fish stock within Lake Victoria since Lwera wetland acted as a breeding area. Ministry of Environment statistics show that Uganda has lost more than 30 per cent of the wetlands in the last 23 years.
Lwera swamp stretches about 20kms on the Kampala–Masaka highway, and is a major water catchment area that connects several rivers and wetlands in Gomba, Mpigi and Kalungu districts and drains directly into Lake Victoria
Despite environmentalists warning of a serious ecological disaster as a result of destroying Lwera swamp, government deliberately gave the wetland to the investor for rice growing and sand mining and people have obdurately refused to vacate.
We demand the Chinese Investors to vacate the wetland for ecological importance.