Petition on Avaaz

Last weekend, hundreds of spectators gathered on the banks of the Nile near Jinja to witness the annual Nile River Festival – a celebration of the river’s awesome white water and the community that surrounds it. This unique section of rapids is under threat and the Government of Uganda must be alerted to the serious threat that the Isimba Hydro Power Project poses to the Nile’s tourism industry. 

The negative environmental and social impacts are numerous – if this dam goes ahead as planned, not only will one of Uganda’s most popular natural wonders will be destroyed forever, white water tourism, and thousands of jobs will be lost as well.

Your support is needed more than ever! Please sign the following petition on Avaaz so that the GoU can be made aware of the true impacts of this project:

http://bit.ly/1n2BoPH

 

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