By Loyce Kiconco
Kanungu district LCV councilors from the sub-counties of Nyanga and Kihihi have decried the delayed release of funds from the 35% revenue sharing, monitoring, and servicing cost for communities neighboring the national games parks of Bwindi impenetrable forest and Queen Elizabeth national parks from the Uganda Wildlife Authority UWA projects .
According to Min 76 passed in the council meeting that sat on the 22nd Oct 2022, the council resolved that communities neighboring the national parks should share the revenue and compensation of the communities which are affected by the wild animals.
In the council sitting chaired by the district speaker Hon Frank Byaruhanga yesterday, Hon Rukundo Joshua the LCV councilor for Nyanga sub county and Prudence Kyarimpa the woman LCV councilor Kihihi and Nyanga subcounties said that although the funds were sent to the sub county accounts, the public has not accessed them.
Hon Rukundo said that other communities neighboring national parks like Bwindi, Kinnaba, Rutenga and Kirima have already received the funds while Kihihi and Nyanga have not which has affected the people, especially those that are usually affected by marauding wild animals.
Hon Kyarimpa also decried the delayed release of these funds saying that the affected people don’t know whats next.
She said that wild animals are destroying people’s property and lives while there is no compensation
The LCV chairperson Eng Arineitwe Sam Kajojo was equally disappointed that the funds have not been released to the community