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Environment Minister Goretti Kitutu calls for formation of Police unit to fight forest encroachers
The state minister for Environment Mary Goretti Kitutu has blamed the National Forestry Authority for laxity in fighting illegal loggers.

Following reports of illegal logging taking place in Mabira Forest, the Ministry of Water and Environment has called for a crisis meeting to map out a way forward.

The state minister for Environment Mary Goretti Kitutu has blamed the National Forestry Authority for laxity in fighting illegal loggers.

She has however called for the formation of a specialized police force to combat forest encroachers as the environmental police is incapacitated by its few personnel who cannot handle all environmental issues