Enact laws that protect water bodies, Govt told PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 06 January 2017 20:14

The government has been urged to come up with stringent laws that protect water bodies.

The call follows revelations of massive stream bank cultivation affecting most dams and rivers in the country.

Construction of dams is viewed as the only solution to address food security through irrigation.

Experts believe the government must enact laws that protect water bodies which are seriously affected by siltation.

Agronomist Mr Irvine Craig says more needs to be done in terms of educating the public to protect water bodies.

The government has been making efforts to increase dams in the country and create a green belt in every province.

However the problem of siltation mainly due to wrong settlement patterns and farming practices have remained a challenge that has compromised the holding capacity levels of dams and rivers.

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