Parliament halts Pastor Kakande’s Sand Mining Business
By Serestino Tusingwire
The Parliamentary Committee on Natural Resources has stopped Aqua World Uganda Ltd, a company owned by Pr. Kakande of Synagogue Church of All Nations, from doing its activities in Kalungu district.
The firm is accused of carrying out illegal sand mining business in the area which contradicts terms to which it was licensed.
The committee, last month made on-site visits to investigate reports of irresponsible sand mining and destruction of wetlands after receiving complaints from residents.
It indeed found out that the company which was initially granted a cage fish farming permit by national environment agency NEMA in 2014, is also using the area to grow rice and mine sand.
After grilling Kakande’s representatives today, the committee led by Bungokho South MP, Kafabusa Werikhe Michael decided to put a stop on the firm’s activities with immediate effect until the matter is fully resolved.