THIS WEEK: Salim Saleh under fire over sand mining
Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Gen Salim Saleh, national coordinator of Operation Wealth Creation and President Museveni’s brother has been criticized for his comments, encouraging the various sand mining activities happening in Lake Victoria. Saleh told environmentalists to stop harassing Mango Tree Group, a Chinese company dredging up part of Lake Victoria.
Following his comments, The Parliamentary Committee on Natural Resources summoned the former army commander to explain his comments, which they deemed harmful to the environment. There has been growing concern over sand mining on the lake which has seen both local businessmen and foreign contractors take part in the activity.