Bukona Agro Processers in Nwoya

The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) has suspended the operations of Bukona Agro Processers in Nwoya district, following complaints by residents about pollution of River Ayago.

Lira regional team leader Michael Ikanut who led the inspection disclosed that the water at the spot that was inspected had a pungent smell, a dark colour and the communities were not able to use the water anymore.

The operations of the facility have been suspended until the factory puts in place an effluent treatment plant approved by NEMA and secures a discharge permit from the Directorate of Water Resources Management.