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17:14
17:14

Buvuma Councillors Miss Swearing-in Ceremony Due to Lack of Transport 1 3

The sub-county chairpersons have said that they failed to mobilize all their councillors to attend the function because they received late communication about the day's activities and could not secure transport on time.
14:54
14:54

MAAIF Approves Pilot Study on Synodontis Fish in Three Districts 1 5 Top story

Hellen Adoa, the Fisheries State Minister, says that MAAIF has authorized its technical team to carry out a pilot study with fishermen in the three districts to prove their claims related to the co-existence of synodontis fish and other fish species.
09:20
09:20

Marine Police Accused of Extorting Money from Travelers on Lake Victoria 1 4

According to information obtained by our reporters, Marine police often stop the boat operators to check on their life saving equipment such as life jackets, overloading and enforce the COVID-19 preventive measures. However, a boat operator told URN on condition of anonymity that the intention of the officers isn’t to maintain order on the lake but to extort money from them.
16:51
16:51

Buvuma Residents Struggle to Resettle after Landslides 4 3

The slides that started after heavy rains in the area created huge cracks that developed from higher grounds where small streams originate from before running through Bukiyindi village and draining into Lake Victoria.
10:09
10:09

Minister Katumba Wamala Commissions New Buvuma Ferry 2 5

The ferry is going to replace the old one that has been operating the route from Kiyindi in Buikwe to Kirongo landing site in Buvuma. The old ferry is expected to be shifted to ply the route from Katosi to Kkoome island.
11:41
11:41

Irregular Compensation Delays Palm Oil Project in Buvuma District BOPL 3 1

Despite claims by national oil palm project that the compensation was completed, some residents are still hesitant to vacate claiming that their land and properties were poorly evaluated and want their land resurveyed.
16:26
16:26

Buvuma Residents Live in Fear of Landslides 4 3 Top story

Small streams originating from higher grounds run through Bukindi village and drain into Lake Victoria, which is about 2 kilometers away.
16:40
16:40

Lack of Schools in Buvuma Force Pupils into Fishing Lwajje Sub county 1 3

Although, the government has set up schools in each of the sub-counties apart from Lwajje which has none. The sub-counties have several other scattered small islands attached to them, but the children are struggling to access schools.
14:19
14:19

Buvuma Residents Appeal to Gov't Over Nairobi Fly Lwajje Sub county 2 1 Top story

Susan Nankanja, a Village Health Team-VHT member, says many residents wake up from their beds in the morning with itchy faces, which sometimes develop into blisters. She is distressed that many of them are suffering with pain due to failure to access treatment.
11:12
11:12

Increasing Water Levels Interrupt Construction of Kiyindi-Kirongo Docking Piers UNRA 2 1 Top story

Engineer Ismail Kyazze, the Ferry Service Operations manager in UNRA, who is also in charge of inspecting the construction of the new ferry, says they have completed assembled the ferry and read to start work as planned.
17:21
17:21

Poor Road Network Threatens National Oil Palm Project in Buvuma NOPP 3 1

Alex Mabiriizi, the Buvuma District LC V Chairperson, says farmers risk making losses once the seedlings are not delivered on time because of bad roads.
11:06
11:06

Buvuma Residents Occupy Flooded Homes lake victoria 2 4 Top story

Charles Ayisu, the Busamuzi Sub County LC 3 Chairperson expresses fear of starvation because most of their food crops were submerged. He appeals to government work out a quick remedy for people staying near the Lake Shores to avoid a crisis in the future.
07:34
07:34

Crocodiles Scare Fishermen from Lake Victoria UWA 1 2

John Magunda, a fisherman in Buwooya sub county notes that the crocodiles hide under stones during the evening hours and often attack them forcing them to abandon their boats. He says the crocodiles do not only scare them from accessing the lake, but they also destroy their fishing nets.
07:35
07:35

Trench Foot Disease Chasing Buvuma Boat Operators, Fishermen from Lake DHO 3 1 Top story

Dr. Baker Kanyike, the Buvuma District Health Officer-DHO confirms that immersion foot is common among people in the district, saying they recorded about 40 people turning up for treatment for a similar condition.
14:17
14:17

ULC Completes Verification Visit of Land Purchased for Oil Palm Growing Buvuma District 1 2

ULC together with representatives from Bidco and NOP visited the land in Bugabo, Buwangwe, Majjo and Bubanzi.
13:29
13:29

Vegetable Oil Development Project Opens Oil Palm Nurseries in Buvuma OPUL 1 2 Top story

Wilson Sserunjogi, the VODP Focal Person in Buvuma District notes that they have started setting up a nursery bed and expect to be ready by March next year. He says they intend to start with about 36, 000 seedlings from Benin to benefit the out growers.
18:40
18:40

Buvuma District Demarcating L. Victoria Buffer Zones to Tame Encroachers 1 1

Buvuma District Natural Resources Officer Gladys Nalunkuuma says that all encroachers will be expected to relocate within a month after the demarcation. She adds that a number of encroachers had settled on the land in anticipation of compensation to pave way for the oil palm project in the district championed by Vegetable Oil Development Project-VODP.
08:20
08:20

Buvuma Authorities Fault Mukono Land Board for Illegal Transactions Buvuma District 3

The Buvuma District Principal Administrative Secretary-PAS, Ismael Kabonge, says they asked Mukono District Land to refer all land transactions in Buvuma to their board and area land committees. He however, says to their surprise Mukono District Land Board has continued handling land matters in Buvuma district without consulting them.
11:17
11:17

Buvuma District Struggling to Provide Safe Water to Residents 1 2 Top story

With 52 scattered islands on the Northern part of Lake Victoria, Buvuma district is home to more than 80,000 people. The district supplies water from Lake Victoria communities for use.
19:09
19:09

Construction of Public Pit Latrine at Lyabaana Landing Site Stalls 1 3

The construction that started in August last year stalled at the foundation level putting much of the already bought materials to waste. Materials including bricks have been stolen and the sand is being washed away by rain.
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