‘UPDF fight against illegal fishing timely’

stronKalangala-stron Kalangala District residents have welcome the move by the UPDF to fight illegal fishing, saying they would find a special day to celebrate the development. This was revealed last Saturday by Mr Edirne Matovu, the district youth chairperson, while touring some of the confiscated tonnes of immature fish from Kasekulo and Bunyama landing sites. Mr Matovu said the move was timely and it would stop the ‘mafias’, who are using the UPDF to perpetuate illegal fishing. Last week, Gen Katumba Wamala, the UPDF Chief of Defence Forces, said he had opened war against illegal fishing, saying the vice was a threat to the economy.

This came on the backdrop of the arrest of rally ace Mr Ponsiano Rwakataka, who is accused of illegal fishing.

In his warning Gen Wamala said a number of ‘mafias’ were using the UPDF to perpetuate illegal fishing in Uganda.

SOURCE: Daily Monitor

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