By Hopkin Reporter
Mwingi central lawmaker, Hon Gideon Mulyungi has broken his long-time silence over sand harvesting escapede going on at Kivou River among other Rivers in Mwingi central.
Speaking in Mwingi town, Mulyungi said it is time the Governor meets the public, especially those affected by the illegal lucrative entity to come up with beneficial measures to the locals.
“We want the governor to tell us how locals will benefit from sand harvesting, because there has been no benefits and the rivers are in bad shape,” said Mulyungi.
The legislator said Mwingi town has been struggling with water scarcity.
“We met as Mwingi leaders and came up with a solution that there’s no single vehicle that should make its way to our rivers with an aim of scooping and ferrying sand from Mwingi starting from Monday, until Governor Malombe addresses the issue,” he said
Despite a ban on sand harvesting, the lucrative business has been ongoing where hundreds of vehicles make their way to the rivers for sand harvesting day and night, with seasonal Kivou River being badly damaged following the scooping.