Isaac Tinyinekabi, the Rweshama parish council who also doubles as a fishmonger, says that their ancestors under their clan umbrella Banyabutumbi United Association started fishing in Ntungwa and Nchwera rivers in 1953 as a source of food for their families.
Mulema was arrested on the orders of the Ramathan Walugembe, the Sembabule Resident District Commissioner after it emerged he was facilitating the illegal land-titling for part of river Katanga catchment area in Rushulu sub county.
John Lokol, the LC 1 chairperson of Lopei village told URN that in 2016 the government in partnership with UNICEF and GIZ constructed a water facility worth 1.6billion in the area to help them access safe clean water. He, however, says that the facility worked for one year and broke down.
Oyet, who has seven ponds, says because of the expense and scarcity of fingerlings, fish farmers like him have resorted to buying catfish caught by fishermen from swamps and other small water bodies to put in their ponds.
Wilson Musinguzi, another farmer from Kameme village, says that the irrigation plant has been dysfunctional for over a year. According to Musinguzi, he saw the scheme operating for only one month after completion.
Agricultural Ministry officials led by the Minister, Vincent Ssempijja and his junior minister in charge of agriculture, Henry Aggrey Bagiire received the equipment at Soroti Flying School grounds on Friday afternoon.
Sulait Kabiito, one of the prominent cattle keepers in Bukulula Sub County narrates that the FMD outbreak coincided with a dry season when pastures are too scarce, indicating that he is currently struggling to look for grass on which he can feed his animals.
The project will include the construction of a 20,000 cubic metric capacity multipurpose valley dam, a small scale irrigation scheme, establishment of reforestation projects, river bank restoration schemes and community access road rehabilitation.
The report shows that between homes, restaurants and shops, 17 per cent of all food is just dumped. Some food is also lost on farms and in supply chains, indicating that overall a third of food is never eaten. The study represents the most comprehensive food waste data collection, analysis and modelling ever done, and offers a methodology for countries to accurately measure loss.
Apophia Nayebare, a milk trader in Kampala, says if they increase the price of the milk beyond Shs1,400 per liter, they risk losing their customers, yet the margin is very small, less than Shs 100, before deducting other expenses.
Robert Adupa the sub-county chairperson of Lotisan proposed that there was a need for the two countries to establish a cross border cattle market on the border of Moroto and Turkana. “...It will become a meeting point for all the pastoralists and there will be no fighting,” he said.
While releasing findings of their survey on the status of landing sites in Masaka district at Lambu fishing village in Bukakata Sub County on Tuesday, Wilson Kutamba, the Programs Manager at ASDI, noted non-compliance to the preservation of water catchment areas as one of the major threats to the entire Lake Victoria ecosystem.
Unlike in the previous years, farmers in Acholi Sub Region would start opening their farmlands between the months of late January and March ready for the first planting seasons which starts by mid-March every year.
But this year, the majority of farmers in the region have not started ploughing their farmlands and preparations for this year`s planting season citing projected aridity.