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09:47
09:47

Buvuma RDC Blocks "Unprepared" Emyooga Beneficiaries from Accessing Funds Emyooga project 2 1

Kigongo who is also the project supervisor in the district says they have written to the banks instructing them not to release the money until they confirm that beneficiaries have understood the real purpose of the funding.
13:31
13:31

Two Pirates Arrested in Buvuma Buvuma District 1 2

Buvuma Resident District Commissioner, Kigongo Juma says the suspects have been leading acts of piracy on Lake Victoria targeting boat operators in districts of Namayingo, Buvuma, Mayuge and Jinja.
11:39
11:39

Buvuma Councillors Decline to Endorse LC 5 Chair as District Service Commission Chairperson Buvuma District 1 2 Top story

The LC V Chairperson, Alex Mabiriizi had forwarded his name and that of Beatrice Keyijesha, the Lwajje Sub-county LC V councillor for appointment to the District Service Commission. However, councillors have rejected the move, saying they can only approve the two if they resign from their current positions.
11:32
11:32

Buvuma Residents Land Cleared for Oil Palm Growing Before Compensation NOPP 1 4

Agnes Nakamyuka, a resident in the area says that she was told to stop cultivating on her two acres of land. She adds that she was surprised when she saw graders ploughing her land she is compensated.
09:20
09:20

Marine Police Accused of Extorting Money from Travelers on Lake Victoria 4 1

According to information obtained by our reporters, Marine police often stop the boat operators to check on their life saving equipment such as life jackets, overloading and enforce the COVID-19 preventive measures. However, a boat operator told URN on condition of anonymity that the intention of the officers isn’t to maintain order on the lake but to extort money from them.
09:51
09:51

Buvuma District Suspends Business After Registering Two Positive COVID-19 Cases 2

Zebio Wasswa, the Buvuma District Information Officer, says all staff and other workers at the district headquarters been advised to go for COVID-19 testing and self-isolate until when their results return.
06:37
06:37

Buvuma Police Headquarters Closed After 10 Suspects Test Positive for COVID-19 4 1

They were supposed to be arraigned before the Grade I Magistrates court on Monday. But before the session, results from tests conducted after their arrest indicated that all of them were positive for COVID-19.
14:25
14:25

Buvuma Ferry Passengers Reduced After registering Two Covid-19 cases DHO 1 2

The District Health Officer-DHO Dr. Barker Kanyike instructed the ferry management to reduce the numbers of passengers from 200 to 80 after registering two cases on the ferry last week. The ferry makes two trips between Kiyindi and Kirongo on a daily basis.
16:51
16:51

Buvuma Residents Struggle to Resettle after Landslides 3 4

The slides that started after heavy rains in the area created huge cracks that developed from higher grounds where small streams originate from before running through Bukiyindi village and draining into Lake Victoria.
12:31
12:31

Community Development Officer Wanted for Stealing Youth Livelihood Funds 4

Ninziri allegedly connived with Arafat Kalyowa and Jonny Lwanga to forge the Chief Administrative Officer's signature, which they used to withdraw up to 15 million Shillings, from funds which were meant to benefit youth groups in the sub-county. The money was withdrawn from DFCU Bank in Mukono.
17:27
17:27

Buvuma Leaders Plead with UNRA to Tarmac Road to Landing Site Buvuma District 1 4

The LCV Chairperson Buvuma, Alex Mabiriizi says the district is struggling to repair the road since it was not budgeted for in the 2020/2021 financial year budget.
10:09
10:09

Minister Katumba Wamala Commissions New Buvuma Ferry 2 5

The ferry is going to replace the old one that has been operating the route from Kiyindi in Buikwe to Kirongo landing site in Buvuma. The old ferry is expected to be shifted to ply the route from Katosi to Kkoome island.
11:41
11:41

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

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 1 3

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 3 1

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 2 3 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.
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