Uganda has no money to survey Migingo Island-Migereko


Government has said it has no money to survey the disputed Migingo Island that borders Uganda and Kenya in Lake Victoria.

According to the lands minister Daudi Migereko, his ministry has failed to secure funds to demarcate the boundaries of Migingo Island that has been under dispute between Uganda and Kenya since 2009.

He said the House Budget Committee, which has just concluded scrutinising the different ministries FY2016/17 policy statements could not help.

He made the remarks while making his presentation before plenary yesterday.

Migereko added that he had been interacting with the chairperson of the Budget Committee [of Parliament, Amos Lugoloobi] and requesting for funds to help the ministry to solve the problem of Migingo Island but all seems in vain.

“But he (Lugoloobi) told me Daudi, I am having a problem; I don’t know how I can help you’,” Migereko said during plenary on Tuesday, May 3.

Migereko last week told Parliament that given the pressures that are building up in Kenya over the island, Uganda and Kenya had agreed to re-establish the boundary between the two states as soon as possible.

Early this year, the Uganda Police Force’s personnel arrested two Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission of Kenya officials who had go to the Migingo Island to register Kenyans to be eligible to vote during Kenya’s 2017 general election.

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