12 DISADVANTAGES OF FAULTING IN UGANDA

12 DISADVANTAGES OF FAULTING IN UGANDA
  • Faulting increases the rate of earth quakes which leads to loss of property and lives. Foristance Fort Portal and kasese have been fraquently affected by earth quakes.




  • Due to high altitude of Rwenzori horst, there is desertification in some parts of Kasese on the lee-ward side of the mountain. This affects crop production in the area.
  • The steep escarpments of Rwenzori horst has contributed to the remoteness and inaccessibility of the area around the mountain and this limit trade.
  • Faulting leads to formation of deep rift valley lakes such as Albert which restrict fishing activities and navigation. Many people lost their lives while navigating on L. Albert in 2013.




  • The steep escarpments like Butiaba scarp of L. Albert and Kicwamba scarp accelerate the rate of erosion which affect crop growing and lead to the siltation of water bodies.
  • Rift valley soils tend to be poor in terms of crop growing since they are saline. This leads to low agricultural output.
  • The rift valley floor is at a low altitude i.e. 900m above sea level like around Albert flats. This cause the area to become dry and with high temperatures.

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