River Mpanga is a lifeline for an estimated 1.2 million people in Uganda. From its origin in the Rwenzori Mountains, the river flows 250KM through the Kabarole, Kamwenge and Kyenjojo districts before reaching Lake George.
River Mpanga's flow and quality have been severely affected by human activity. Encroachment, sand and stone extraction, poor agricultural practices; and pollution have taken their toll and reduced its flow. This is why local government is and the general population now joining together to halt this devastation.