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Museveni Directs UWA Erect Electric Fence At Kidepo Park

President Museveni

By Opoka Denis

President Yoweri Museveni has directed Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) to start constructing an electric fence around Kidepo Valley National Park to solve human-wildlife conflict.

President Museveni says putting up an electric fence along the community land and the conservation area will curb the human-wildlife problems. Museveni noted that the fence will act as a barrier since it can prevent wild animals from straying into community farmlands.

The President’s directive follows numerous complaints of wildlife invasion into community farmlands. He made the directive on Saturday afternoon while in Kitgum Municipality.

Museveni was in Kitgum to attend the thanksgiving ceremony organized by the Kitgum District Woman Member of Parliament, Lillian Aber. Aber is also the State Minister for Relief, Disaster Preparedness and Refugees.

The President stressed that without the fence, problem animals will continue to stray into the community.

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