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MPs ask UWA to look into missing people in the parks

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Queen Elizabeth National Park Photo credit: Safari bookings

Kibanda county MP Sam Otada demands the Uganda wildlife Authority give accountability for the people going missing  in the districts of Kiryandongo and Nwoya. Otada and Nwoya district woman MP Lily Adong stated this while raising a matter of national importance in  parliament over killings of poachers by rangers.

The two reported to parliament that on several occasions people enter into Murchison falls national park but those people disappear and there are allegations that they are executed after being arrested by UWA.

MPs  say that whenever people disappear from the park the efforts to recover them is always frustrated by the UWA officials in the area.

Otada says that even if these people go to gazetted areas the people concerned must follow the law while handling the culprits instead of killing them.

The government chief whip Ruth Nankabirwa says that government is going to task the executive director UWA to explain the matter. She also said that the minister in charge of tourism will soon make a statement on the floor of parliament over the same matter.

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