THE ISIMBA DAM HAS FLOODED PART OF A PROTECTED STRETCH OF RIVER ON THE WHITE NILE. IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE, PEOPLE HAVE BEEN DISPLACED WITHOUT COMPENSATION, AND MORE FLOODING COULD STILL HAPPEN. SPEAK OUT.
The Isimba Dam on the White Nile river in Uganda began raising it's reservoir level in November of 2018. Currently the reservoir is below full capacity and water level testing is proceeding to determine the final level. Hundreds of families have been displaced, and many land owners and business owners have not been compensated as promised. There is a new inquiry into this lack of compensation, and pressure from concerned bystanders is a powerful tool in facilitating the payments to those uprooted and left without recourse. The World Bank, should they choose to act, can ensure these payments are made. Additionally, Uganda is considering removing all the protections on the White Nile currently in place and naming an unrelated area as a substitute. It is time to press the World Bank to uphold their responsibility to protect the unique national treasures of Kalagala and Itanda Falls and the White Nile River corridor.