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Uganda: Murchison Falls plans

Following an outcry over an application from a South African company for a permit to conduct feasibility studies for a hydro plant at Murchison Falls, state minister for privatisation and investment Evelyn Anite has said the site will be protected.“We don’t agree with any investor destroying our natural resources. And I don’t expect any investor to be licensed to destroy a national treasure like Murchison Falls or even operate in a wetland,” the New Vision newspaper quoted her as saying on 25 June.

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