The legal implications of encroachment on wetlands in Uganda:

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Kampala International University, School of Law
The study was designed to establish tbe encroachment on wetlands its legal implications in Toroma Sub County. The major focus was to find out whether the affected communities were able to respond to tbe researcher. The descriptive study design was adopted during research; information was obtained from botb primary and secondary sources. The questioners were used to get information from tbe respondents to their respective areas of operation and tbe interviews supplemented tbe information got through questioners. The research findings revealed high level of encroachment of wetlands botb over grazing, crop growing, papyrus cutting and tree cutting among all over grazing has resulted into dipper or far reaching effects which have left land bare where by causing desertification. To curb down encroachment on wetland in Toroma sub county the government , non governmental organization and otber stake holders should put emphasis on educating tbe masses on the importance and tbe values of wetlands and the community should also be told tbe dangers of encroachment. The enforcement agencies should strengthen tbe laws and regulations, which is one of the causes of encroachment because of the absence of the law on the wetlands and the communities should be empowered by giving tbem legal education to tbe protection of wetland. Finally those who claim to have been tbe occupants of wetland since time immemorial should be compensated by the government to vacate the wetlands.
A project submitted to Kampala International University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the ward of the Degree of Bachelors of laws of Kampala International University
Legal implications, Wetlands, Katakwi District, Uganda