By Jumah Nsubuga
In a bid to clear the ever growing water hyphen on Uganda’s water bodies,the government of Uganda together with the government of Egypt have today signed a US.$. 2 million pact that will be used in the implementations of the 4th phase of the Uganda-Egypt aquatic weed control projects.
The Minister of Agriculture ,Tress Buchanayandi signed on behalf of Uganda government while the Egyptian ambassador Mohammed Baram signed on behalf of the Egyptian government.
The pact will see the construction of four fish ponds, landing sites in all the regions of the country and controlling of the water hyphen from all Uganda’s water bodies.
Minister Buchanayandi said that the pact will help in boosting aquatic activities.
Meanwhile the Egyptian Ambassador H.E. Mohammed stated that this pact is a signal to economic, social and political enhancement of Uganda as well as Egypt.
Mean while the junior minister for fisheries, Ruth Nankabirwa has stressed the need to heighten the campaign against the weed adding that it has greatly contributed to low fish out, poor transport among other factors.