Uganda Wildlife Authority to destroy impounded ivory

Uganda Wildlife Authority will ultimately have to destroy all the impounded Ivory. Concerns have been raised over the continued storage of such contraband which stakeholders argue does not serve any purpose challenging Uganda to emulate neighboring Kenya to have the stockpiles destroyed

According to the Authority’s acting Executive director John Makombo, ivory impounded now amounts to over 10 tons. He says the stockpiles cannot be destroyed now because majority are exhibits in ongoing court cases, however saying when these are concluded then the appropriate decision will be taken.

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