President Museveni has pledged to establish an irrigation scheme and piped water from River Kagera for the people of Isingiro.
The president was speaking during a meeting with FRONASA veterans in Isingiro at Kikagate Primary School.
The president also visited Maria Augustine Mutahangawa the lady whom he says helped him offer sanctuary from soldiers who were hunting for him during IDD Amin’s regime.
The president said the long dry spell that has hit Isingiro district was a price being paid for the environmental degradation because of encroachment on wetlands, forest reserves, river banks and lake shores and interfering with the ecological system.
He has asked the people of Isingiro to consider planting drought-resistant crops like cassava, millet and Irish potatoes and those with financial means to procure solar-powered water pumps to do their irrigation.
He also asked encroachers to leave peacefuly as government will help resettle them.