Thousands Sign Petition to Save the Iconic Murchison Falls

Eid ul-Fitr – What You Didn’t Know

I was having a conversation with my friend who asked me what Eid ul-Fitr is all about. I explained to him what this festival...

Uganda Airlines CEO Fired

The Uganda Airlines CEO has been reportedly fired. According to sources, the top hierarchy of the newly re-established Uganda Airlines including the CEO, Cornwell...

Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos, Now Worth A Staggering $200 Billion

According to the Forbes, the world's richest person, Jeff Bezos, is once again worth more than $200 billion, as shares of Amazon rose in...

What Next After Archibishop Lwanga Death

Rev. Fr. Anthony Musaala has penned down a heartfelt message about the death of the Archibshop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga who died last Saturday. The sudden...

Government to Change Annual License Fees for Motor Vehicles

Government through the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (MoFPED) is planning to levy a yet to be determined annual license fee on...

Shocking Info broke out last week that the Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) had received a notice of intended application for a licence from two companies intending to construct a dam near the famous Murchison falls in Kiryandongo and Nwoya districts.

According to ERA, the generated power from the proposed hydro station will be sold to the Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited and fed into the National Grid, giving 30 days to directly affected parties to make comments and lodge objections (if any) in respect to the notice.

ERA Notice
ERA Notice on Murchison Falls

However, the report left many shocked mostly those in the Tourism Sector and different conservationist.

This prompted a campaign to sign a petition that could see off the ill-idea that could be the world’s Powerful falls and the star attraction of the Murchison Falls National Park being submerged as it has been on the other falls on River Nile including Rippon Falls and Bujagali that was a key Tourist Attraction in the region just like the Murchison.

With just a few hours of this ‘Save Murchison’ campaign started by Conservationist Amos Murungi running on change.org, it has gained over 5,000 signatures.

Animals at the banks of Murchison
Animals at the banks of Nile just below the Murchison Falls

The petition is found on the link; https://www.change.org/p/ban-ki-moon-secretary-general-of-the-united-nations-save-murchison-falls-national-park

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Hot News

Related Articles

Eid ul-Fitr – What You Didn’t Know

I was having a conversation with my friend who asked me what Eid ul-Fitr is all about. I explained to him what this festival...

Uganda Airlines CEO Fired

The Uganda Airlines CEO has been reportedly fired. According to sources, the top hierarchy of the newly re-established Uganda Airlines including the CEO, Cornwell...

Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos, Now Worth A Staggering $200 Billion

According to the Forbes, the world's richest person, Jeff Bezos, is once again worth more than $200 billion, as shares of Amazon rose in...