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07:10
07:10

Residents Accuse LC 1 Chairperson, Town Council Boss of Shielding Landlord Evicting them 5 1

Joseph Mwanje, 67, one of those on the verge of eviction, says that their pleas to Ssenkubuge to present the landlord has been futile, adding that he only becomes angry whenever their raise the matter.
17:22
17:22

Buvuma RDC Burns 80 Homes, Throws 300 Displaced People in the Cold Again 4 1

But RDC Tilutya does not regret ordering the setting ablaze of the camp saying it has been illegal in the area. According to the RDC, much as these people had been displaced by slides, they have taken too long without finding an alternative permeant solution and had started to commit crimes in the area such as having sex during day time and theft.
15:49
15:49

Buvuma Residents Head to Court over Delayed Re-Valuation of Properties BOPUL 5 1

he plaintiffs; Godfrey Yiga, Aggrey Wakasi, Isiko Baguma, Nayi Yiga and George William Keleba are currently suspicious that the defendant may be playing delaying tactics to find ways of convincing court to dismiss their and has started preparing gardens for the nucleus estate.
07:12
07:12

Pastor on Spot Over Fraudulent Acquisition of Land 1 2

Osumin Neyita, another resident says that they have tried to seek redress from the district authorities but they have not been helped. “We suffering with children, they lack food to eat and our land is being claimed fraudulently. We are scared of further practising any farming activity”
13:31
13:31

Two Pirates Arrested in Buvuma Buvuma District 1 2

Buvuma Resident District Commissioner, Kigongo Juma says the suspects have been leading acts of piracy on Lake Victoria targeting boat operators in districts of Namayingo, Buvuma, Mayuge and Jinja.
11:32
11:32

Buvuma Residents Land Cleared for Oil Palm Growing Before Compensation NOPP 1 4

Agnes Nakamyuka, a resident in the area says that she was told to stop cultivating on her two acres of land. She adds that she was surprised when she saw graders ploughing her land she is compensated.
09:20
09:20

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

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.
09:51
09:51

Buvuma District Suspends Business After Registering Two Positive COVID-19 Cases 2

Zebio Wasswa, the Buvuma District Information Officer, says all staff and other workers at the district headquarters been advised to go for COVID-19 testing and self-isolate until when their results return.
06:37
06:37

Buvuma Police Headquarters Closed After 10 Suspects Test Positive for COVID-19 4 1

They were supposed to be arraigned before the Grade I Magistrates court on Monday. But before the session, results from tests conducted after their arrest indicated that all of them were positive for COVID-19.
16:51
16:51

Buvuma Residents Struggle to Resettle after Landslides 3 4

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.
12:31
12:31

Community Development Officer Wanted for Stealing Youth Livelihood Funds 4

Ninziri allegedly connived with Arafat Kalyowa and Jonny Lwanga to forge the Chief Administrative Officer's signature, which they used to withdraw up to 15 million Shillings, from funds which were meant to benefit youth groups in the sub-county. The money was withdrawn from DFCU Bank in Mukono.
17:27
17:27

Buvuma Leaders Plead with UNRA to Tarmac Road to Landing Site Buvuma District 1 4

The LCV Chairperson Buvuma, Alex Mabiriizi says the district is struggling to repair the road since it was not budgeted for in the 2020/2021 financial year budget.
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.
14:48
14:48

RDC Suspends Suspicious Cultural Practices at Lufu Island 1 3

According to Kigongo, such practices have been common on various islands in Buvuma but they have managed to stop them by suspending suspicious cultural rituals.
17:09
17:09

38 Rwandan Nationals Quarantined in Buvuma District Rwandans 1 2

The group which includes 28 men and 10 women entered the district through Kalangala district to Lubya Island but were intercepted on Monday by the district COVID-19 surveillance team.
07:34
07:34

Crocodiles Scare Fishermen from Lake Victoria UWA 2 1

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.
16:16
16:16

Leaders, Residents Protest Proposed Closure of Ttome Landing Site FPU 4 1

This morning, residents led by Buvuma District Speaker, Buvuma town council LC III chairperson and councilors resolved to block the army from closing the landing site, which is home to more than 3000 people.
10:45
10:45

Two BMU Officers in Buvuma Arrested Over Death of Fisherman 1 1

The Ssezibwa Regional Police Spokesperson Hellen Butoto says that the suspects were found in possession of the deceased’s belongings which include fishing gears such as nets hidden in their houses.
15:23
15:23

Thieves Threaten Fishing Activities In Buvuma Islands FPU 1 4

The fishermen reported losing two engines and several fishing nets in the past month. Several fishing nets have been removed after they have been set to trap fish.
11:47
11:47

Evicted Buvuma Residents Struggling for New Living general manager 6 7

John Akongere, one of the affected people, says they are struggling to recover their land. He explains that in 2014, the army burnt their houses on grounds that they were housing rebels. He says that it was until a year later that NFA confirmed that it had evicted them from the contested land.
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