By Lydia Nsubuga
Fishermen in Mukono district have petitioned the security organs in the district over the mistreatment from illegal fishing operatives in the area.
Led by the LC3 chairperson of Mpunge sub county Fridah Muwanga, the fishermen claim that the operatives arrest them even if they have the allowed fish sizes.
Expressing their grievances in Mukono on Monday ,the fisherman also revealed that the police officials threat to arrest them with the intention of obtaining money from them.
“We have have tried to avoid practicing illegal fishing but when the operatives begin to carry out their investigations, they don’t consult with the area leaders to help them spot out those who practice illegal fishing” one of the fishermen said
However, the head of operations Beach Management Unit Musa Kayondo said that they have no problem with the area leadership but they don’t want to work with them as far as fighting illegal fishing is concerned since they conspire with the culprits to promote it.
The Mukono Deputy Resident District Commissioner Martin Mugabi told the press that that they are going to form an investigation committee to monitor all the works of the Beach Management Unit.