MP Ekanya to Sue Tororo Cement

MP Ekanya to Sue Tororo Cement
Published: 26 January 2009

Arrangements for filing a civil suit against Tororo Cement Industry over depletion of the environment have been concluded.

Tororo county MP Geoffrey Ekanya said the National Environment Management Authority’s (NEMA) negligence and the reluctance by the management of the factory warranted him to seek legal redress.

"For the last 15 years, the factory management has tormented the community and no action has been taken against them," Ekanya told The New Vision in Tororo town.

He said he had engaged the factory management in over the issue without much success.

"We have patiently waited for NEMA to act but nothing has been done," said Ekanya.

The MP said the environmental impact assessment reports indicated that the cement dust had a devastating effect on health and property.