• Register

Environmental Defenders in Kigezi sub region led by the executive director of Rukiga forum for development (RUFODE) a media Organization, have appealed to the municipal authorities in Kabale town in South Western Uganda, to shift and relocate some of the washing bays near streams and rivers, because they cause water pollution.

Mr Tugumisirize Barnabas an environmental defender, made the appeal while talking to the press at Hakirindi Rwakaraba washing bay in Kabale Municipality. He stressed that all the water that runs off the car when it is being washed at the washing bays, contains soap, detergents, fumes from exhaus, gasoline, rust from metals, motor oils, all flowing into the streams and rivers where they harm water quality and wild life.

"We have tried to engage owners of these car washing bays but all in vain" Said Mr. Tugumisirize Barnabas an environmental defender. The owners of these car washing bays seem to mind about their businesses and not the environment. The Kabale Municipal Authorities should use the relevant laws to evict these car washers and relocate them to those places that do not pollute the Streams and Rivers.

Tugumisirize Barnabas also called for an improvement in the proper disposal of Gabage in Kabale town especially the Plastics. Gabage including plastics are blocking the water channels in Kabale thus causing floods in town. This is most likely to cause diseases like cholera. He further called for Greening of Kabale city by growing trees along roads in Kabale Municipality. This he says will improve the environment in Kabale town.


Our Contact Person

Mr. Barnabas Tugumisirize
Executive Director
Rukiga Forum for Development
Email Address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Our Address

Rukiga Forum for Development (RUFODE)
Plot 10 Nyerere Road, Kabale Municipality
P.O Box 714, Kabale (Uganda)
Tel: +256-783-535-443 |+256-703-152-922
Email Address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Our Goals and Objectives

Rukiga Forum for Development shall work to attain the following goals & objectives.

1. To advocate for free and independent media that provides accurate information.
2. To strengthen the freedom of expression and safety of media professionals.
3. To advocate for the promotion and respect of human rights in Uganda.
4. To conduct civic education in Uganda.
5. To agitate for increased citizen participation in a democratic society in Uganda.