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11:41
11:41

Irregular Compensation Delays Palm Oil Project in Buvuma District BOPL 1 3

Despite claims by national oil palm project that the compensation was completed, some residents are still hesitant to vacate claiming that their land and properties were poorly evaluated and want their land resurveyed.
21:49
21:49

Island Communities Oblivious of COVID-19 Control Measures Lufu island 3 1

No resident is using a facemask at Lufu and Yuwe islands, which are located between eight and 10 kilometres from the main island of Buvuma. They still meet in groups, for drink ups and other social gatherings, with no physical distancing measures and no fear of a possible outbreak of coronavirus disease.
06:43
06:43

Buvuma Residents Seek Special Learning Arrangement for Pupils DEO 3 1

At the Island, there is only one resident who owns a television set, which is placed in one small room. He added that although the resident wanted to help, the space at his home is not enough to host the learners, without breaking the guidelines on social distancing in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
16:26
16:26

Buvuma Residents Live in Fear of Landslides 4 3 Top story

Small streams originating from higher grounds run through Bukindi village and drain into Lake Victoria, which is about 2 kilometers away.
14:48
14:48

RDC Suspends Suspicious Cultural Practices at Lufu Island 1 3

According to Kigongo, such practices have been common on various islands in Buvuma but they have managed to stop them by suspending suspicious cultural rituals.
12:24
12:24

Fuel Prices Increase in Buvuma After Pump Stations Suspend Services Buvuma District 3 2 Top story

The fuel stations at Kirongo landing site and Luwanda trading center suspended their services due to failure by trucks to supply fuel from the mainland resulting from the suspension of ferry services.
17:09
17:09

38 Rwandan Nationals Quarantined in Buvuma District Rwandans 1 2

The group which includes 28 men and 10 women entered the district through Kalangala district to Lubya Island but were intercepted on Monday by the district COVID-19 surveillance team.
12:23
12:23

Buvuma District Covid-19 Task Force Receives Boat From Area MP RDC 1 4 Top story

Agnes Nabirye, the Buvuma District Covid-19 Task force Chairperson and Resident District Commissioner, says they have been facing challenges of responding to emergencies in distant islands that make up the district. Buvuma district comprises 52 scattered islands.
13:03
13:03

Kiyindi-Buvuma Ferry Grounded Due to Submerged Docking Pier UNRA 3 1 Top story

Fred Wandera, a businessman in Buvuma notes that their business are hit hard whenever the ferry is out of service. He asks government to explore other alternatives as they wait to work on the docking pier.
11:22
11:22

Buvuma Fish Farmers Use Local Ingredients to Reduce Feeding Costs fish farming 1 3

The 16 farmers started cage fish farming at the height of operations by the Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF Fisheries Protection Unit, five years ago. However, the farmers say the costs of commercial fish feeds are almost chasing them out of business.
16:40
16:40

Lack of Schools in Buvuma Force Pupils into Fishing Lwajje Sub county 1 3

Although, the government has set up schools in each of the sub-counties apart from Lwajje which has none. The sub-counties have several other scattered small islands attached to them, but the children are struggling to access schools.
14:19
14:19

Buvuma Residents Appeal to Gov't Over Nairobi Fly Lwajje Sub county 2 1 Top story

Susan Nankanja, a Village Health Team-VHT member, says many residents wake up from their beds in the morning with itchy faces, which sometimes develop into blisters. She is distressed that many of them are suffering with pain due to failure to access treatment.
11:12
11:12

Increasing Water Levels Interrupt Construction of Kiyindi-Kirongo Docking Piers UNRA 2 1 Top story

Engineer Ismail Kyazze, the Ferry Service Operations manager in UNRA, who is also in charge of inspecting the construction of the new ferry, says they have completed assembled the ferry and read to start work as planned.
07:43
07:43

District Council Approves Buvuma Oil Palm Growers Trust NOPP 3 1

The trust is mandated to generate and pass polices, mobilise farmers to participate in oil palm growing, popularise the project through awareness campaign as well as identifying and registering more out growers.
13:53
13:53

Poor Working Conditions at Oil Palm Nursery Project Irks Buvuma Officials NOPP 1 2

“We have talked to the project managers to consider things that matters first. They have always told the people of Buvuma that the project is here to change their live. We think this must be reflected in all areas of life. The population at the site is too big to work without sanitary places this exposes their lives to diseases.” Mabiriizi explains.
17:21
17:21

Poor Road Network Threatens National Oil Palm Project in Buvuma NOPP 1 3

Alex Mabiriizi, the Buvuma District LC V Chairperson, says farmers risk making losses once the seedlings are not delivered on time because of bad roads.
22:10
22:10

NOPP Considers Hiring Kalangala Ferry to Transport Palm Oil Seedlings to Buvuma UNRA 3 1

Currently, there is a single ferry plying the route from Kiyindi landing site in Buikwe District to Kirongo landing site in Buvuma district. However, Wilson Sserunjogi, the Buvuma District Oil Palm Project Oil Person, says the ferry is in bad shape very bad shape and may not deliver the seedlings on time as anticipated.
11:06
11:06

Buvuma Residents Occupy Flooded Homes Buvuma District 4 2 Top story

Charles Ayisu, the Busamuzi Sub County LC 3 Chairperson expresses fear of starvation because most of their food crops were submerged. He appeals to government work out a quick remedy for people staying near the Lake Shores to avoid a crisis in the future.
07:34
07:34

Crocodiles Scare Fishermen from Lake Victoria UWA 1 2

John Magunda, a fisherman in Buwooya sub county notes that the crocodiles hide under stones during the evening hours and often attack them forcing them to abandon their boats. He says the crocodiles do not only scare them from accessing the lake, but they also destroy their fishing nets.
16:16
16:16

Leaders, Residents Protest Proposed Closure of Ttome Landing Site FPU 4 1

This morning, residents led by Buvuma District Speaker, Buvuma town council LC III chairperson and councilors resolved to block the army from closing the landing site, which is home to more than 3000 people.
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