In a press conference earlier today, Members of the Natural Resources Committee told journalists that the kaveera (plastic bags) ban would hold, at least in law as opposed to practice.
The chairperson, Hon Byarugaba dispelled the rumors that Uganda was trying to absorb the banned kaveera manufacturers from Kenya. A report by Business Daily stated that Uganda was trying to woe disgruntled manufacturers from Kenya. Something the Uganda investment authority also denied in a press release.
He added that the rumor that the law would be amended was false and urged the National Environment Management Authority to seriously implement the ban. The committee also committed to support NEMA in the event that there is continued resistance to be met. It was also revealed that 60% of Uganda’s kaveera imports came from Kenya and the halted supply would reduce the amount of kaveera in Uganda