A group of hippos from Lake Mburo National Park in western Uganda have displaced hundreds of residents in Rakai district and have destroyed peoples’ banana, cassava, sweet potato, maize, beans and ground nuts plantations worth millions of shillings.
“Most of the residents who have fled their homes are from the villages of Mukogote, Lyakisaana, Lwanga, Buyoza, Kabumba and Kakyera among others.” Said Walakira Nyanzi a local resident.
John Magara the LC5 councilor of Kakyera in Rakai district said they had asked the Uganda Wildlife Authority to catch their animals. However, the Authority UWA just advised the residents to dig trenches to stop hippos from attacking their villages.
The Spokesperson of Uganda Wildlife Authority, Lillian Nsubuga advised the residents to work hand in hand with the Community Conservation to solve their problem.
Gorilla safari consultant