|National Policy for the Conservation and Management of Wetland Resources (Ministry of Natural Resources - Uganda, 1995, 23 p.)|
|7.0 SPECIFIC POLICY STRATEGIES|
Wetlands have been marginalised and regarded as 'wastelands' They therefore, need a strong government institutional arrangement and a sectoral national legislation in order to reverse the high rate of degradation and ensure sustainable management. Since wetlands are a multi-sectoral resource, there is need to create and establish an appropriate institutional arrangement for their management.
Although there are sectoral laws that refer to some aspects of wetlands such as water, or land or prevention of pollution, there is no comprehensive law for management of wetlands as an ecological entity.
(i) Enact a national law for regulating the management of wetland resources
(ii) Encourage district authorities to make bye-laws for the proper management of wetlands
(iii) Disseminate the broad guidelines provided herein, to district and urban authorities, as well as wetland users, researchers, academic institutions etc.
(iv) Establish an inter-ministerial policy implementation institution.