Matiang’i Promises ✋ More Cops 👮 to Protect Lake Victoria Fishermen

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The government will build police posts on Lake Victoria islands to step up security and protect fishermen from harassment, Interior CS Fred Matiang'i has said.

He said on Friday the government will invest more resources in the lake and improve patrols to ensure fishermen work without interference.

Fishermen, especially from Remba and Migingo islands, have complained of arrests by Ugandan police, who accuse them of fishing in their waters.

"We'll step up our security, especially on islands bordering our neighbouring countries, to ensure the frustrations our fishermen go through come to an end."

The Interior ministry is monitoring the increasing cases of bhang trade in the county and will launch a ruthless onslaught on it, he said.

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