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MPs express concern at environmental damage in Busia

Members of Parliamentary Committee on Environment and Natural Resources has been saddened by the level of environmental degradation in areas of Busia district where mining is practised. The committee visited the mining areas in Butemba and Situnda sub-counties after small scale miners accused the resident district commissioner of conspiring with a Turkish investor to chase them away from the fields. Committee Chairperson Kefa Kiwanuka said mining practices there pose a danger to human life and called for a law that recognizes artisanal miners in the country.

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