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12:09
12:09

Grasshopper Trappers Feel The Pinch As Season Enters 18 Days Without Catch 5 1

Hajji Quraish Katongole, the Chairperson of Old Masaka Basenene Association Limited, the umbrella body of grasshopper trappers in the Masaka region, says that they have lost over Shillings 85million because of the grasshopper scarcity.
17:39
17:39

NFA says NO to Permanent Settlements around Makonzi Landing Site 2

Peter Kayemba, the Makonzi Landing site Chairman, explains that they have been requesting NFA several times in more than three years to allow them to expand their residence and replace their shacks with permanent homes due to increasing congestion and filth.
15:08
15:08

Masaka Farmers Get Cassava Drying Machine to Add Value, Improve Incomes 3

The ugx35m-machine is a donation from Vi-Agroforestry, a development organisation fighting poverty and climate change in collaboration with farmer’s groups and organisations, advising and training farmers in sustainable agricultural land management.
11:09
11:09

500 Tons of Plastic Waste Recovered in Masaka 2 3

Reverend Father James Ssendege, the founder of Masaka recycling initiative says the total tonnage of plastic waste materials has been accumulated in the last four years they have been operating in the greater Masaka districts.
10:53
10:53

Contractor Abandons Construction in Masaka City Wetland 1

In the past, leaders in Masaka city and environmental conservation activists have been at loggerheads with a senior officer of Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF identified as Major Patrice Mugume who hired trucks to dump the soil in a wetland, clearing part of it for construction.
18:02
18:02

UPDF Officer Accused of Destroying Masaka Wetland 4 2

The affected wetland, part of which is being degraded serves as the main water catchment area for Masaka district’s main water source, which directly drains from the wetland’s streams.
17:36
17:36

CSO's Bothered by Banks Move to Opt Out of Oil Pipeline Financing TOTAL E&P 1 4 Top story

At least six international banks have backtracked on their financing plans for a USD 3.5 billion project, which will include developments of oil fields in the Albertine region and the construction of a crude oil export pipeline from Hoima in Uganda to Tanga in Tanzania.
07:55
07:55

Masaka City Stops Approval of Building Plans without Green Spaces Masaka City Council 3 1 Top story

Martin Kigozi, the Senior Physical Planer Masaka City, says that the decision is aimed at ensuring a properly planned town with green spaces to avoid congestion. He says that they intend to have a city with enough trees and grass to provide a healthy environment.
10:41
10:41

Masaka City to Privatize Garbage Management Masaka City Council 1 3

Pauline Nabadda, the Masaka City Environment Officer reveals that the decision to privatize garbage management in the town was reached upon following the chronic failure by the local government to effectively manage the solid waste materials in the area.
13:32
13:32

Climate Change Threatening Commercial Bee Keeping prolonged drought 2

Doctor Lawrence Mayega, the Masaka District Production Officers says in addition to the obvious challenges of general crop failure and low farm production, they have also learnt of serious threats the abrupt changes in season patterns are posing to bee-keeping in the area.
11:10
11:10

Uganda’s Admission into EITI Community Excites CSO’s on Oil Accountability 1 4

James Muhindo, the National Coordinator of the Civil Society Coalition on Oil and Gas-CSCO says this is a big commitment they have all along been waiting for from government, given the history of altercations that were involved in the initial stages of signing Uganda’s oil contracts.
15:16
15:16

Sand, Clay Miners Oppose Proposed Licensing Fees 1 3

Nicholas Kazibwe, the Chairperson of Kajuna sand miners argues that they are already burdened by the local government tax levied on their work despite having no returns from it.
16:23
16:23

Government Moves to Boost Fish Farming in Masaka 4 1

The identified swamps include Nabajuzi and Kyojja all-weather freshwater wetlands that stretch between the districts of Masaka, Lwengo, Kalungu, Bukomansimbi, Kyotera and Sembabule.
15:45
15:45

Masaka PWD Groups Find Solace in Making Face Shields COVID-19 Response 3 5

The plastic shields, according to medics, protect eyes, nose and the mouth from potentially deadly droplets through which the infection is transmitted. They are a crucial outfit at a time when the government is recommending wearing face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
16:04
16:04

Masaka Municipality Bans Roadside Car Washing Bays 1 2

Emmanuel Gakyalo, the Masaka Municipality Deputy Town Clerk explains that the decision is meant to curtail the rising number of washing bays operating in ungazetted areas with some being put so close to roads leading to their destruction before their lifespan is due.
14:28
14:28

Farmers Worried as Strange Pests Invade Plantations in Masaka 2 5

Many believed that the type of green bubble-coloured, short-horned grasshopper which was cited in different plantations in Lwega parish was a swarm of highly destructive wild locusts, which were in the recent past cited in Kenya.
11:56
11:56

Private Clinics in Masaka Defy Guidelines on Disposal of Medical Waste 1 3

Daniel Babikwa, the Director District Support Coordination and Public Education at the National Environment Management Authority-NEMA, has partly blamed the problem to the authorities in the local government over their failure to strictly enforce the set-out regulations on public health.
17:07
17:07

Masaka Hospital Struggles With Disposal of Medical Waste 4

Edward Kabuye, the Principal Administrator Masaka Regional Referral Hospital told URN on Monday morning that the only incinerator in the hospital broke down two years ago, which has forced them to resort to burning the medical waste that he says is costly.
21:10
21:10

3 Firms Fail Lose Bids To Collect Garbage in Masaka Municipality 1

The town Clerk, Paul Omoko, says all the three firms that submitted bids that he declined to name fell below the required standards, which prompted council to reject their proposals.
13:45
13:45

Buganda Taps into Boat Racing to Promote Public Health Buganda Kingdom 1 6

Henry Ssekabembe Kiberu, the Minister in Charge of Youth, Sports and Recreation in the Buganda Kingdom will periodically organize boat regattas, through which, island communities will be engaged on matters of Public health and HIV/AIDS prevention. One such event is due to take place at Sand Beach Nabugabo in Masaka district this Saturday.
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