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11:43
11:43

Gov't Allocates UGX3 Billion to Gulu Archdiocese for Cassava Production Catholic Church 2 1

“The 68% poverty in the region is high and the government needs to prioritize support to farmers through industrialization and commercialization,” Bishop Odama explained.
08:41
08:41

Water Dams Dry up in Kazo, Kiruhura Districts 6 1

Steven Bugiri Kashaka, a farmer in Kanyaryeru Sub County says that almost all the dams that have been constructed in the area have dried up due to the heavy drought. According to him, communal dams dried up first after being overwhelmed by the animals because farmers could not afford the cost of excavators and bulldozer machines to dig their own dams.
14:03
14:03

Hailstorm Leaves Trail of Destruction in Gulu 1 4

David Acire, the Lukodi Village LC I chairperson told URN on Thursday morning that preliminary findings indicate that the rain destroyed hundreds of acres of crop gardens belonging to 516 households and several houses.
13:20
13:20

Gov't to Deliver FMD Vaccine Doses Next Week 1 4

According to the State Minister for Agriculture Bright Rwamirama, the government has received 500,000 doses out of the 1.4 million doses that are expected to arrive this week.
10:56
10:56

UGX 3.2b Regional Agricultural Mechanization Center Opens in Mbale 1 4

Boniface Okanya, the Assistant Commissioner of Engineering and Mechanization in the Ministry of Agriculture noted that the ministry intends to build 18 more centres across the country beginning with four major including Dokolo, Masaka, Kiryandongo and Mbale districts.
14:19
14:19

Quarantine Imposed in Ntoroko After FMD Outbreak 4

Ntoroko is a predominantly cattle keeping district with cattle keepers comprising 80 percent of the population. Cattle are also a symbol of status to some families.
12:15
12:15

Pictorial: Flash Floods Displace Thousands in Amolatar 15

The floods have submerged several kilometres of the district’s land and roads, disconnecting a number of communities. Crop gardens that had initially survived the drought are now submerged.
06:51
06:51

Floods Displace Thousands in Amolatar District roads cut off 6 1

Alfred Ebong, a resident of Ocamolum parish says he almost lost his 4-year-old son when he failed to get to the health center due to the floods. Adding that he resorted to treating the child with local herbs for three days before the canoe became operational to cross to the other side.
11:09
11:09

Uganda's Tick Vaccine in Final Development Stage anti-tick vaccine 2

The vaccine project commenced late last year by scientists led by the National Livestock Resources Research Institute (NaLIRRI),
09:42
09:42

Residents Vandalize Perimeter Fence of Agoro Irrigation Scheme Agoro Subcounty 2 6

Markson Odongkara Labongo, the Superintendent of Agoro Self-Help Irrigation Scheme Cooperative Society Limited (ASHISCO) says that fences protecting the headwork and the main dam have all been brought down by community members.
16:00
16:00

Crocodile Kills Another Teenager in Kaberamaido 1 1

Paul Ewoyu, the Aperikira sub-county LC III chairperson, says that the deceased made one alarm after the attack before the crocodile dragged him into the water. He says that some residents are forced into such risky fishing methods due to the biting hunger that has already hit several families resulting from the prolonged dry spell.
14:17
14:17

Kasese Families At Risk of Starvation as Elephants Destroy Gardens kasese farmers 5 2

The elephants have destroyed hundreds of their crop gardens leaving them with no hope of harvesting food.
08:38
08:38

Omoro Hailstorm Victims Appeal for Food Aid, Seeds 2 1

Joseph Bongomin, one of the farmers in Lujorongole Parish, told URN that the heavy rainfall and hailstorm destroyed his 15-acre crop garden comprising soya bean (4acres), sim sim (6) and cassava (5) leaving him stranded.
18:04
18:04

Fish Farmers in Oyam Decry Counterfeit Feeds Fish farming 4

Solomon Odwee, a fish farmer from Ogang Apur parish in Acaba Sub County lost nearly 4 million shillings after purchasing counterfeit feeds which killed almost all the fish in the pond.
15:49
15:49

Rice Farmers Abandon Agoro Irrigation Scheme As Rehabilitation Works Stall Agoro Subcounty 5 1

Grace Acayo, who used to grow rice at the irrigation scheme says she had to relocate to a different section adjacent to the main course of river Okura for easy access to water.
11:30
11:30

Elders in Omoro Turn to Rituals to Stop Devastating Hailstorm Lakwana Sub-County 4 1

While conducting the exercise, Oyaro made incantation locally known as ‘’Agat’’, picked remains of the large intestine ‘’wee’’ and smeared on Aluma`s bare chest while he pleads with the gods to forgive them and relieve them of further destruction.
19:01
19:01

Farmers in Nwoya Struggle to Protect Gardens from Stray Elephants 2 1

John Michael Acire, a farmer in Tangi Village disclosed that together with his households they have now decided to sleep in the garden and endure the colds of the nights to drive away from the elephants from further destruction on their farmlands.
15:50
15:50

Cattle Thefts Rock Districts Despite Curfew, FMD Quarantine Restrictions 3 1

In Nakasongola and Luwero districts, at least 96 heads of cattle have been stolen during curfew since it was revised in June this year. In Lyantonde 67 animals in Lyantonde, 54 and 40 thefts were registered in Lango and Sebie sub-regions respectively in June.
14:10
14:10

Another Consignment of Hand Hoes Goes Missing from Soroti City Stores Soroti City Council 1 1 Top story

Oscar Gregg Ageca, the East Kyoga Region Police Spokesman, says that Police have opened a general inquiry file Number 15/2021 to investigate circumstances under, which the hoes valued at Shillings 11.7million went missing from the stores at the finance block at Soroti city council.
15:33
15:33

Stray Elephants Invade Kitgum District marauding elephants 1 4

Orom Sub-County Chairperson Johnson Todera Acellam says that close to 200 hectares of food crops have since been destroyed by the marauding elephants.
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