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11:52
11:52

Evicted Encroachers Benefit from Wetland Restoration Project in Rwampara 1 6

This is part of the Integrated Water Resources Management Project which is targeting 1,000 households to directly benefit from the new livelihood changing projects under the plan for the Restoration and Protection of the River Rwizi Ecosystem and Catchment Area.
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.
19:27
19:27

Buvuma District Taskforce Struggling Management of Covid-19 Cases 2

In one month, Buvuma’s covid-19 cases have increased from 90 to 164. In Bwema sub-county alone there are 54 cases.
14:54
14:54

Construction of Lakang Bridge Resumes After President`s Intervention UWA 2 1

Olanya says that he has received a letter from the Ministry of Wildlife, Tourism and Antiquities indicating that they have received a directive from the President to allow the bridge works to continue.
12:41
12:41

UWA to Compensate for Teenager Killed by Crocodile in Kaberamaido wildlife animals 1 2

The Community Liaison Officer of UWA under Elgon Region, Jimmy Tinkansimire confirmed the decision when the team visited the home of the deceased on Tuesday to commiserate with the family. The team met the family of the deceased and the leadership of Okile sub county and of Kaberamaido district.
09:06
09:06

Total Ban on Kaveera Cannot be Enforced Under Current Law-NEMA 1 1

As part of the effort to restore the environment in what has been dubbed as the restoration decade, the government decided to ban the manufacturing, importation, sell, use, distribution, or otherwise dealing in polythene bags locally known as Kaveera.
07:58
07:58

Fishermen, Boat Operators Suspend Operations Over Strong Winds on L. Victoria 6 5

Geoffrey Ssebuliba, a fisherman at the Kasenyi landing site told URN on Wednesday that they have decided to park over 100 boats and suspended fishing activities due to the rough waves on the lake.
13:17
13:17

Residents Raise Concern Over Poor State of Simu corner- Buginyanya Road 2

James Magomu, a Boda boda cyclist accuses Uganda National Roads Authority-UNRA of deliberately failing to open water channels and installing culverts that would stop running water from damaging the road. He says that they will stage a demonstration in a week’s time unless UNRA responds to their pleas to address the challenges on the road.
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.
16:26
16:26

Residents Protest Soil Dumping in Namanve Wetlands at Night 1 2

Although Richard Kyambadde, the National Environment Management Authority-NEMA principal wetlands officer claims halting dumping and establishing of any development in the area, LCI Chairperson Richard Lugoloobi says the abuse has continued since there was no security deployment made to stop the perpetrators who are committed to destroying the environment, nor to identify them.
13:55
13:55

Gov't Bans Growing Of Rice in Wetlands 3 1

In a resolution passed by Cabinet chaired by President Yoweri Museveni, and communicated on Tuesday by the Minister of State for Environment Beatrice Anywar, the government says this is done to restore the environment that has been affected by these activities.
12:39
12:39

Kamwokya Fire: Vendors Reconstruct Stalls 3 1

When Uganda Radio Network reporter visited the area, it had been graded and traders were busy trying to locate the space where their stalls stood before the fire.
07:26
07:26

Buvuma Authorities Ban Rice Growing Near Palm Oil Estates 1 2

Musa Makomeri, Kasansa Village LC I Chairperson who doubles as the Chairperson of Kasansa Rice Grower Association, says that the ban will affect many residents depending on rice growing for survival. He says that farmers are ready to adjust to best farming practices to avoid problems.
12:24
12:24

Weather Forecasters Warn of Rough Winds, Waves on Lake Victoria 1

The lake has since Saturday been experiencing unusually strong winds of about 25 knots(kts) which has occasioned very large waves of above 2 meters high, a situation that is expected to continue for the next couple of days.
11:59
11:59

Mukono Muncipality Residents Want Operations of Garbage Recycling Plant Revived 2

The plant was established in 2010 at 600 Million Shillings funded by World Bank. However, its operations stalled due to a lack of funds.
11:51
11:51

Relief on Musambwa Island as L. Victoria Water Levels Recede 2 1

Enoch Ntale, Coordinator- Musambwa Island Joint Conservation Organisation -MIJCO, says they will improve their conservation operations starting with rehabilitating the breeding colonies which were devastated by the floods.
08:04
08:04

Over Reliance on Pastoralism Plunges Thousands into Starvation in Nakaseke Nakaseke District 2 7

Godfrey Batalingaya, the LC 1 chairperson of Mazzi-Malungi village in Kinyogoga Sub-County, says that the lockdown saw a ban on Cattle markets in the area to stem the spread of COVID-19. According to Batalingaya, many of the residents in his jurisdiction who could take cattle products to markets every Monday were affected seriously due to loss of income.
13:57
13:57

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

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.
10:42
10:42

Conservationists Want Apaa Market Closed for Illegally Operating in Protected Areas Friends of Zoka 4 2

Both NFA and UWA say that the market is located in the protected areas of Zoka Central Forest Reserve and the East Madi Wildlife Reserve and argue that it is threatening the two natural resources.
12:41
12:41

Over Hundred Bags of Charcoal Impounded in Kitagwenda 2 3

The Deputy RDC Sam Evidence Orikunda, says that the charcoal was impounded in the ongoing joint crackdown by the Natural Resources Office and the local leaders in the wake of environmental degradation concerns.
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