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13:33
13:33

New Karimojong MPs' First Agenda - Special Land Audit in Karamoja.

John Baptist Lokii, the Matheniko County MP says the land audit would help the leaders in the region to ascertain how much land has remained for the people of Karamoja.
12:15
12:15

Napak Launches War Against Jigger Infestation After URN Story 2

Sabina Lokeris, a Village Health Team member for Iriiri Sub County in Napak district, says that since December last year, the district health team together with VHTs have been engaged in sensitising the community to ensure hygiene and smear their houses with cow dung.
15:42
15:42

Wild Fire Kills One and Razes 100 Homes in Moroto 1

Andrew Locugae, the LCV councilor for Nadunget sub county in Moroto district told URN that they suspect the fire was caused by people cooking and leaving some fire burning, since most families cook in then open.
11:20
11:20

Environmental Destruction Takes Toll On Gum Arabic Harvest in Karamoja 2 Top story

Sarah Angolere, a mother of five children, who has benefiting from collecting the gum, says it is a very lucrative business and alternative source of livelihood for many women and men who could not afford to dig. "By now we could be harvesting the gum because this is the time but now all the trees that produce gum have been destroyed," she said.
10:39
10:39

Karimojong Won't Have any Fertile Left by 2031 -Expert 2

Mr. Isaac Bwire the official from International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) however, said the rapid degradation of range land can be stopped if the districts of Karamoja can pass by-laws against environmental destruction in the region.
08:01
08:01

Gulu University Requires UGX 100 Million to Operationalise Traditional Medicines Clinic 5

Dr. Alice Lamwaka, a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Bio-Technology and Pharmaceutical Studies also the head of the center, says the money is needed to set up a structure to serve as a clinic, buy furniture, motivate staff and conducting trials for various herbal medicines.
10:33
10:33

Sembabule District Wants Cutting of Traditional Tree Species Banned 1 1

Francis Byarugaba, the Sembabule District Environment Officer says they are working on an ordinance that will fully operationalize the National Forestry and Tree Planting Act of 2003, for purposes of saving traditional tree species that are currently at great risk.
16:41
16:41

Mass Death of Fish Paralyses Kasenda Crater Lakes 9 5

Fred Ahimbisibwe a fisherman at Mwamba told URN reporter that thousands of dead fish have been stretching along the water since mid-December last year.
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.
18:24
18:24

Wildlife Population Increase to Intensify Future Conflict with Humans ugandas population 2

Over the last 30 years Uganda has registered an increase in the number of Elephants from 2,000 to 6,000, Giraffes from 350 to 1,600, mountain Gorillas in the three countries from 350 to more than 1,000 and other animals, but these and others compete for land with humans.
17:02
17:02

Integrate National Planning to Save Environment – Mayiga Buganda Kingdom 1 4

Mayiga was today speaking at an event at Bulange-Mengo where he unveiled the Kingdom Board for Environment Conservation. At the same event, the Kingdom entered into a partnership with Climate Action Network- a network for environmental non-governmental organizations and World Wide Fund for Nature Uganda. The partnerships are envisaged to promote environmental conservation.
15:59
15:59

Traders Decry Slow Pace of Moroto Market Construction 1

Simon Lokol the secretary of Moroto Municipal traders Association said the delay on finishing the facility was making traders to continue encountering losses from thieves.
15:30
15:30

Jigger Infestation Affects More than 500 People in Napak District 1 Top story

Christine Nakut, a Village Health team volunteer in Kapuwat village in Iriiri Sub County told URN on Monday that several people including children between the ages of two to five years are unable to walk while the adults between the ages of 50 to 70 people can no longer sit with their buttocks because of the jigger infestation.
11:53
11:53

Thousands of Blind Karimojong Can now See, Thanks to Modern Surgery 2

The district hospital medical Suprintendant told URN in Moroto that they are no longer receiving new cases of trachoma apart from the old cases that the district is treating.
16:45
16:45

Residents in Kigezi Want Wetland Demarcation Exercise Halted 1 4

Residents who have encroached on the wetland want candidates to intervene and stop the Ministry.
12:09
12:09

Floods Submerge Houses at Rweshama Landing Site 5 5

Isaac Tinyinekabi, the Bwambara sub-county councillor says that the sanitation at the landing site is appalling after floods submerged more than 30 latrines.
16:24
16:24

How Viable is Uganda’s Nuclear Power Plan? nuclear energy 2

“Companies that are planning new nuclear units are currently indicating that the total costs (including escalation and financing costs) will go up to $8,100 per kW which translates into $9 billion for each 1,100 MW plant. Currently, Uganda’s annual national budget is $11 billion.
15:31
15:31

Acholi Leaders Call for Dialogue to Avert Fire Outbreaks in Atiak Sugar Plantations LOP Betty Aol Ocan 2 3

Since 2018, more than five fire outbreaks at the sugar plantation have been recorded with several thousands of acres of sugar cane destroyed.
16:39
16:39

Expectant Mothers in Amudat Travel 40 Kilometers to Deliver in Kenya 1

According to records at the District health department, there are only eight health centres. They include five health centre IIs, two health center IIIs and one health center IV.
17:55
17:55

Only 6% of Kampala Houses are Connected to Sewerage Network 1

KCCAA also wants to improve faecal sludge collection whose collection efficiency they say stands between 60.9 percent and 75.9 percent. The rest of the sludge KCCA says is either buried onsite, or the toilets are abandoned on filling or illegally emptied into the environment during heavy rains.
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