Prof.Emphraim Kamuntu the minister of Water and Environment was summoned by the parliamentary committee on Natural Resources to explain why Kaveras are still in existence since their ban on importation and production in July 2009. Efforts by the minister to blame the political influence and lack of coordination were dismissed. Green Watch, one of our own members filed a case against plastic bags in 2002. Polythene have adverse effects to the environment and denies Ugandans a right to a clean and healthy environment. The ban was on polythenes that are less than 30 microns
Note: Prof Kamuntu was re-appointed as the minister of Water and Environment in the recent cabinet reshuffle.