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20:04
20:04

Kamwenge Authorities Close Butcheries over Foot and Mouth Disease 2

According to the Kamwenge District Veterinary Officer Dr Paul Mbago, they have taken the decision after learning that the viral disease has already ravaged livestock in the neighbouring districts of Kiruhura, Kazo and Ibanda.
19:34
19:34

Mubuku Farmers Worried as Irrigation Water Reduces 4 2

The farmers say that due to the reduced water volumes in the river, the scheme management has now resorted to rationing. Patrick Mwesige, a staff of the Mubuku Irrigation Scheme in charge of water, says the water in the river is not enough; affected by a dry spell, and human activities upstream which have affected the volumes in the canals.
19:31
19:31

Expensive Fishing Equipment Lost in Fire Outbreak 2 1

Three fishing boats with 25 horse power engines and their fishing nets have this afternoon perished in a fire outbreak at Nkose Landing Site in Mazinga Sub County of Kalangala District
19:14
19:14

Shortage of Funds Hampers River Nile Investment Projects 3 1 Top story

Ministers and government technocrats from the ten Nile Basin countries raised concern that transboundary investments along the River Nile water resources have either stalled or not going on as planned because of a lack of financial resources. Water and Environment Ministry Permanent Secretary, Alfred Okot Okidi, speaking on behalf of Uganda said the investments would have ensured benefits like food production, energy generation and water security.
19:12
19:12

Brisk Bricks Business in Busia 4 2

Abdu Magidu Ogada, a bricks maker at Buchicha ‘B’ village in Sikuda sub-county of Busia district says that they have spared two acres of land specifically for making bricks due to the high demand.
16:55
16:55

Residents Demand Proper Planning of Elegu Town Council River Unyama 3 1

The latest of the fire outbreaks occurred on February 10, leaving over 100 traders counting losses. Throughout 2020, heavy and persistent torrential rains submerged the better part of the Town Council, displaced over 650 families and destroyed several settlements including businesses. The impact was grave on human lives and livestock.
14:31
14:31

Construction Delays Mbarara City Council UGX 600m Market 4 1

Mbarara City Central Market is being constructed under the Markets Agriculture Trade Improvement Programme (MATIP) and funded by the African Development Bank.
12:27
12:27

Fire Guts Over 20 Kiosks in Iganga Viola Namutebi 2

Viola Namutebi, a retailer says that she lost property worth Shillings 5 million, which she had acquired through bank loans. Namutebi faults police for arriving late at the fire scene, which deprived them of the available possibilities to rescue part of their property.
10:37
10:37

Improved Prices Fuel Harvest of Immature Palm Oil Fruits OPUL 4 1 Top story

David Balironda, the Manager Kalangala Oil Palm Tree Out Growers Trust (KOPGT), says the increased prices have pushed farmers to harvest immature fruits. He, however, says this has led to the low-quality extraction rate in the mills, which has the potential of lowering the price of palm oil fruits.
09:32
09:32

BREXIT, COVID-19 Killing European Market Agriculture exports 4

The UK has insisted that Brexit gives it a chance to negotiate closer trade deals with African countries and that it will strengthen trade and economic relations. However, this is posing a challenge for countries like Uganda, which have to export their products through the EU to the UK and have to go through different custom procedures that came with it.
07:36
07:36

UNRA Wants Operation Fika Salama for Expressways 3 3

The Uganda National Roads Authority, UNRA, says this is a result of both lack of knowledge on the use of high-speed roads (highways) or expressways or selfishness by motorists who disregard the rights and safety of others.
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