Month: January 2021

Role of water transport in economic development

The following are the Roles of water transport in economic development Promotes fishing due to easy movement on water bodies. Promotes agriculture by linking agricultural islands to market areas e.g. Kalangala. Promotes lumbering by helping in the distribution of timber products. Promotes cross border trade between the East African countries hence increasing revenue. Promotes regional …

Role of water transport in economic development Read More »

Environmental problems caused by mining activities in East Africa

Mining is the extraction of natural resources from the earth’s crust for economic use The following Environmental problems caused by mining Mining also leads to destruction of land which could have been used for agriculture e.g. by depositing rock debris after rock blasts. Mining also leads to swamp reclamation hence destructing the water cycle e.g. …

Environmental problems caused by mining activities in East Africa Read More »

Problems facing the mining sector in East Africa

The following are Problems facing the mining sector in East Africa   Inadequate capital for the mining process which is very expensive. Minerals are non-renewable resources and will get exhausted with time e.g. copper was exhausted at Kilembe. Poor transport networks making mineral zones very difficult to reach. Political instabilities especially in Uganda e.g. ADF rebels …

Problems facing the mining sector in East Africa Read More »

Conditions leading to equatorial climate

The following are the conditions leading to the equatorial climate  Influence of trade winds, especially the southeast trade winds which blow over the Indian Ocean causing the intertropical convergence zone leading to heavy rainfall, high humidity along the equator. Distance from the sea: areas near water bodies e.g. Lake Victoria and Kyoga receive heavy rains …

Conditions leading to equatorial climate Read More »

Dangers of over depending on the exportation of agricultural products and their solutions

The following are the dangers of over depending on the exportation of agricultural products Price fluctuations on the world market cause unstable export earnings, hence reducing government earnings. Agricultural products fetch low prices on the world market, which discourages farmers from growing crops for export. Losses because of poor storage facilities, which reduce on the …

Dangers of over depending on the exportation of agricultural products and their solutions Read More »

Effects of transport on the environment

The following Effects of transport on the environment Pollution from vehicles emitting fumes and oil spills from ships into water bodies. Smoke and smog have caused poor visibility. Creation of barren lands where rocks have been excavated e.g. along river channels. Increased temperatures/Global warming due to gas emissions. Loss of bio-diversity i.e. migration of water …

Effects of transport on the environment Read More »