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14:05
14:05

Rice Farmers, Environmental Officer Clash Over Lumboka Swamp Conservation 4

Charles Ongasia, another resident says that they are opposed to the proposal to evict them from the swamp because is a trick by the government to grab their land.
18:50
18:50

Several Families Homeless As Heavy Rain Destroy Houses, Crops In Busia 5

Mathew Taab, the LC 3 chairman Masafu sub-county, says that he is stranded with the disaster victims who are approaching his office for support.
16:39
16:39

Hippos Invade Gardens in Butaleja, Busia Districts 7

The animals have ravaged gardens in villages of Lukana A, Lukana B and Busime among other villages that neighbor Lake Victoria in Busime Sub-county and Bussabi and Budumba sub counties in Butaleja district where they have ravaged close to fifteen acres in the villages of Malanga, Bugangu, and Bulega.
13:57
13:57

Busia, Tororo Districts Demand Sugar Factory Closure over Polluting of River Malaba 6 7

John Okea, the Tororo district L.C.V chairman says that have raised complaints as Tororo local government leaders to the factory management for the last six years to have a better waste management plan but in vain.
08:26
08:26

Bulumbi Sub-county Share Water Sources With Animals 3 5

Alex Ngolobe Musana, one of the residents says that it has become costly to manage his home due to rampant water-borne diseases affecting his family members. He reveals that he spends not less than Shillings 50,000 to treat the more than 15 family members each time they develop stomach complications because of drinking dirty water.
13:48
13:48

Busia District Gives 5.63 Acres for Constructing UGX46B Water Project 1 1

Stephen Mugeni Wasike, the Busia district L.C.V chairman says that the project will help in steady supply of water and safeguarding lives of people against getting water borne diseases which are now common in fishing communities.
13:47
13:47

Water Shortage Hits Busia 1 4

The people have now resorted to trek 3 kilometers to fetch water from a spring well at the extreme end on the border with Kenya, a well that also serves people from villages in neighboring Kenya.
15:19
15:19

Residents Accuses Gold Mining Company of Contaminating Water Sources 2 5

Residents of Alupe village say the underground drilling being carried out during gold mining has reduced water levels in their main spring wells and the water coming out is too little and smelly.
08:42
08:42

Rising Water From Swamp Submerges Over 1000 Homes In Busia 4

Wafula says his children are at risk of catching disease due to coldness resulting from water oozing underground in his grass-thatched huts.
10:44
10:44

Heavy Rains Destroy Property, Homes in Busia 1 1 Top story

Reginah Nangira, a resident of Kisenyi A village, says that they narrowly survived death when the strong wind dumped the roof of her neighbour's building on her house.
13:39
13:39

Poor State of Public Toilet at Bus Park Irks Residents 1 5

According to the residents, the toilet is dilapidated and filled to capacity since the sewage line is broken and produces a heavy stench in the area, which has being going on for two months.
14:54
14:54

Busia to Get UGX 50bn Water Project 1 5

The project funded by the World Bank targets to extend safe water to 600,000 people.
13:13
13:13

Busia Villages Struggle to Get Clean Water 4 1

Sireka Village Chairperson John Wejuli says that the residents have since resorted to collecting water from streams that are contaminated with chemicals used in gold mining.
15:37
15:37

Lake Victoria Displaces Hundreds in Busia 6 1 Top story

Jacklyn Anyango, one of the residents says the water flooded her two houses forcing her to relocate with her family to a neighbor’s home.
19:45
19:45

Desert Locusts Sighted in Bukwo, Kween, Busia Districts 2 1 Top story

The Bukwo Resident District Commissioner, Tom Chesol told on URN Tuesday evening that a swarm of the desert locusts entered Bukwo from Kanyere in West Pokot County in Kenya around midday.
18:18
18:18

Busia Flood Victims Face Hunger 3

Floods hit the five villages of Mayombe, Bugunduhira, Sibarara, Buchiwedo and Hukemo among others living hundreds displaced.
07:53
07:53

Heavy Rains Wash Away Bridges in Busia LCV 2

Fred Bwire, a resident of Sikuda village in Sikuda Sub County, says most of the works undertaken by various departments in the district are shoddy. He wants the Inspectorate of Government to investigate some of the works in the district.
19:49
19:49

Cholera Outbreak Reported in Busia Health 2

Benna Nanyama, the acting District Health Officer says that the samples of blood from the victims which were taken to Mbale regional hospital tested positive of cholera.
19:11
19:11

Gold Mines Contaminate Water Sources in Busia District Health 4

Artisanal miners often mix water with chemical elements like chlorine, bromine, fluorine and iodine to dissolve gold from gold ore. Now residents argue that this is exposing them to toxic bleaches, putting lives of neighbouring communities at risk.
11:44
11:44

Jambo Tanary on the Spot Over Pollution Environment 5

Jambo Tanary skin factory processes animal skin to produce leather products like belts, shoes, and bags among others. According to residents, the factory discharges waste into Solo swamp leaving a foul smell in the area.
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