The challenges of wetland management in Makindye Division Kampala Uganda

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Kampala International University, School of Engineering and Applied Science
The study examined the challenges in the management of Kasanga and Kyetinda Wetlands in Makindye division Kampala district. The study aimed to establish human activities in Kasanga and Kyetinda wetlands in Makindye division Kampala district and identify the management issues. Using a semi-structured questionnaire, interview guide and direct observations, 48 respondents including NEMA officials, community leaders and residents were interviewed. Results majorly show three activities including plant harvesting, recreation activities and construction that clearly destroyed the two wetlands. Waste disposal and agricultural activities also contributed significantly. The identified management issues in these wetlands included: waste dumping, rainfall intensity, political interference, population increase, limited information, land ownership and policies and regulations in order of decreasing importance. The activities and management issues in the two wetlands clearly indicate a general lack of awareness on the multivariate values of wetlands among the users. The establishment of efficient and effective management mechanisms is, therefore, crucial for the co-ordination and collaboration of all stakeholders.
A research report submitted to the school of engineering and applied sciences in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the award of a bachelor’s degree of science in environmental management of Kampala International University
Wetland management