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08:58
08:58

Kasese District Leaders Question Gov't Commitment to Resettle IDPs Muhokya IDP camp 2 1

Kasese LCV Chairperson Eliphazi Muhindi Bukombi says they are surprised that the government has changed its initial offer of 700 Million Shillings for the 200 acres of land required to resettle the IDPs to 500 million shillings for the same piece of land.
07:02
07:02

Emergency Desilting of River Nyamwamba Starts 5 3

River Nyamwamba has in the recent past caused a lot of destruction and loss of lives as a result of flooding. The latest events resulted in the destruction of Kilembe Mines Hospital and left hundreds of area residents displaced.
09:36
09:36

Kasese Authorities Fail to Get Land to Resettle IDPs a Year After PM's Directive Muhokya IDPs 4 1

Eliphazi Muhindi, the Kasese District LC V Chairperson told URN that in December last year, they called for bids from suitable sellers to express interests but many of the potential sellers did not satisfy the government standards. He also says that many others didn’t have the required 200 acres.
17:19
17:19

Heavy Rains Destroy Temporary Shelters for IDPs in Kasese Muhokya camp 4 2

Yerusania Mukara the camp vice chairperson says the affected households have now shifted to a temporary classroom structure that was put up by UNICEF early this year for the learning of nursery-going children.
10:42
10:42

Gov't to Allocate Additional Funds for Flood Control Measures in Kasese floods 3 2

The Minister of State for Water and Environment, Aisha Ssekindi says the ministry will urgently prioritise mobilising for more money to help the district expand flood control interventions along major rivers.
07:15
07:15

Gov't Asked to Scale-up River Nyamwamba Restoration Plan 5 2 Top story

WWF is implementing the midstream activities after signing a contract with the Ministry of Water and Environment and its activities include raising community awareness on environment conservation, riverbank stabilization, and supporting the livelihood of communities along the catchment area.
07:31
07:31

Heavy Floods Hit Karusandara Sub County Again 4 2 Top story

Moses Mwebasa, a farmer from Kabuga village, says that the floods swept through his five-acre garden. He said similar floods swept through the village in 2020, destroying crops, and several houses and permanently displacing some families.
11:36
11:36

Heavy Rains Wash Away Makeshift Bridges in Kasese 3 1

Johnson Mumberendo, the Mihunga LC1 chairperson says that many farmers from Bikone and Biraro villages are stuck with their produce because of the destruction of the three bridges in the area.
08:55
08:55

Environmentalists Want Rwenzori Leaders to Prioritise Natural Resource Restoration 4 1

The Chairperson WWF-Uganda Advisory Board Ambassador Philip Idro, says there is an over exploitation and destruction of the natural resources which paints a worrying trend that threatens the existence of humanity.
15:02
15:02

Ambulance Professionals Donate Equipment to Kasese to Boost EMS Response 4 1

Tom Bazanye Kyobe, the AAPU President, says that they hope the equipment will go a long way to reduce the transport cost of ambulance services. He notes that the association is aware that many people who need ambulance services, especially during disasters are poor and unable to meet the cost.
12:25
12:25

Kasese Women Ask Gov't to Expedite Relocation of Muhokya IDPs flood victims 5 2 Top story

In July last year, Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja directed the Ministers of Luwero- Rwenzori Affairs, ICT and national guidance and Members of Parliament from Kasese to identify land to resettle the affected persons.
15:56
15:56

River Nyamwamba Changes Colour, Residents Fear Poisoning 4 2

Jessica Nyamukonzo a resident of Katiri Parish in Kilembe Sub County says her parish entirely depends on river Nyamwamba for domestic water since there is no piped water.
12:40
12:40

Phase II of Restoring River Nyamwamba Upper Stream Launched 5 2 Top story

Kipura Zalot, the project coordinator, says that they have so far planted 500 trees in the first phase of the restoration project, adding that more than 300 others will be planted in this second phase.
10:46
10:46

Peace Ambassadors, Farmers Task Gov't To Explain Delays In Operationalization of Compensation Clause In the New Wildlife Act 7 2

Rose Muliwabyo Peluce, a farmer in Rukoki in Kasese municipality, says she recently lost over two acres of her sweet potatoes gardens worth over Shillings 4 million, saying that her attempts to get compensation have been in vain.
11:43
11:43

Rain Ruins Salt Pan Works in Katwe Katwe Salt Mining 4 1

According to Irene Biira who owns a couple of salt pans at the lake, production of salt remains disrupted owing to ceaseless rainfall since mid-February.
18:10
18:10

Water Ministry Launches New Drive to Protect River Nyamwamba Catchment Area 6 2

As part of the multi-billion Nyamwamba River Plan funded by the World Bank, the Ministry will create an emergency measure towards the river system, plant bamboo on river banks and install a flood forecasting and early warning system.
16:41
16:41

Peace Ambassadors in Kasese Demand Collaboration With UWA to Curb Human-Wildlife Conflicts 6 3

Muhindo Chrispus Daki, a peace ambassador from Buhuhira Sub County says that locals cannot appreciate the importance of wildlife if their interests are not being addressed.
13:00
13:00

Lightning Kills Two Pupils, Injures Four Others In Kasese lightening 1 3

Margret Twikirize, the school head teacher says the tragedy occurred during a heavy downpour accompanied by a storm that started in the afternoon.
15:55
15:55

Six Hybrid Solar Powered Mini-Grid Systems Launched In Kasese 7 3

David Duli, the WWF Country Director, says that the mini-grid project covers 20 districts in the Albertine Rift. He explains that the area has the highest number of endemic species and a high diversity of eco-systems that need protection from environmental degradation.
11:18
11:18

Body of 32-Year-Old Man Retrieved from R. Nyamwamba river nyamwamba 1 1

The deceased was identified as Semei Muthondi, a resident of Kihara Cell, Nyamwamba division in Kasese Municipality. His body was discovered by residents at the banks of the river.
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