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19:21
19:21

Water Scarcity Inciting Sexual Abuse of Teenage Girls in Luwero 2

Bukiibi village Chairman Pontian Katumba says that the problem has not only affected the access to water for use, but it has now threatened the sexual health of the girls who are not going to school due to the COVID-19 induced lockdown of schools.
14:17
14:17

Environmentalists Demand Increased Funding for Climate Change Mitigation 3 1

Dr Tom Okurut, the Executive Director of National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), notes that Uganda needs over 150 Billion Uganda Shillings annually to effectively address climate change mitigations and effects.
20:19
20:19

Focus Turns to Thousands That Drown Without Rescue Drowning 5 1 Top story

Fredrick Oporia, a Researcher based at the Makerere University School of Public Health says at least 95% of the people do not use life jackets and often only a few of them get rescue support when they drown.
14:30
14:30

Gov’t Starts Construction of UGX 6.5 Billion Piped Water Facility at Elegu Elegu border 1 3

The 12-month project co-funded by the Germany Financial Cooperation through KfW, a German state-owned development bank will cover six villages of Lorikor East; Lorikor West, Bibia East, Bibia West, Kaladima East and Kaladima West.
12:05
12:05

Nakasongola Leaders Advocate For Construction of Mini Water Supply Schemes Water Scarcity 3 1

In Lwabyata Sub County, only 37% of residents have access to clean water. Samuel Muruuli, a resident say a jerrycan of water often goes up to Shillings 700 in the dry season.
10:07
10:07

Akokoro Sub County Residents Decry Lack of Safe Water 2 3

Sandra Adongo, a resident of Aluga Central Village in Akokoro Sub-county, says that lack of clean water has persisted for long but their leaders have not intervened.
07:02
07:02

130 Evicted Encroachers Benefit from Wetland Restoration Project 1 4 Top story

The wetland restoration project dubbed “Building Resilient Communities wetland ecosystem and associated catchments” targets 11,200 households.
07:47
07:47

Elegu Residents to Get UGX 6 Billion Piped Water System 3

The project seeks to boost water supply in the two town councils that often struggle to access clean water.
15:42
15:42

Gov’t Extends Piped Water Supply to Elegu Township Elegu Town Council 1 3

Justus Tugume, who operates cross border business through Elegu lauded the government for extending water for the people at the cross border town because, for years, residents have been struggling to access clean water for domestic use.
09:46
09:46

Gov't Restores Only 1% of 70,000 Hectares Targeted Wetland Since 2012 wetland restoration 1 3

This is a laughable 0.0095% wetlands restored of the 70,000 hectares’ (760 sq kms) target set by the year 2030, with half of the time gone. 18 out 22 districts were covered in the wetland restoration process.
13:12
13:12

Govt Embarks on New Project to Restore A Million Hectares of Forests deforestation 2

The project comes at the backdrop of a dwindling forest cover, plummeting from 24 per cent of the area in 1990 to nine per cent in 2015, according to a report on the State of Uganda's Forestry. It is now up to 12.5, according to Tom Okello, the head of the National Forestry Authority (NFA).
19:07
19:07

Gov't Fails to Hit Access to Water Target Twaweza East Africa 3

Alfred Okot Okidi, the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Water and Environment says the plan targeted 79% clean water access from boreholes in rural areas, but only 68.7 % was attained in the last five years.
10:53
10:53

Water Shortage Hits Five Villages in Apac District 3 1

The boreholes broke down six months ago forcing residents to share water with animals from swamps and streams.
14:56
14:56

Water Shortage Hindering Implementation of COVID-19 Measures Hand Washing 1 3

Sebastian Kayizzi the LC 1 Chairman of Genda village in Luweero district say the two boreholes at the village broke down last year leaving 90 homesteads with no access to water.
10:50
10:50

Fears of Famine As Mubuku Water Levels Reduce River Sebwe 5 3 Top story

Edward Tusiime, one of the farmers benefiting from Mubuku Irrigation scheme, says during the dry spell the water is very low. He says the increase of human activities on the upper stream especially sand mining, indicates that the worst is yet to come. But today the main purpose cannot be achieved as the waters in the river continue to go down.
16:40
16:40

Amuru Sub County Gets UGX 80M Piped Water Project 1 2

Tanks with a capacity of 60,000 litres of water will be installed in Amuru trading Centre to supply water to households, public institutions and business entities in the neighbouring communities.
12:19
12:19

Minister Rallies Karimojong on Tree Planting Karamoja Sub Region 1 2

Kitutu revealed that her ministry is in a campaign to plant 500 million trees in schools and other public institutions.
19:19
19:19

Hand Washing Practices Still a Challenge in Karamoja Ministry of Health 3 1

Statistics from the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Water and Environment indicate that Karamoja is still lagging at 7.6% Hand Washing practices against the National Average of 36%. The region is also struggling with low pit latrine coverage standing at 21% against 76% national average.
10:26
10:26

Gov`t to Renovate Agoro Irrigation Scheme World Bank. 1

The Ministry’s Spokesperson for Northern Region, Brenda Akao, says work has already commenced with the procurement of the required resources.
17:48
17:48

Amuru Residents Reject UGX 70b Irrigation Scheme 7

Alem Kidega, a resident of Oloyo Mung village told URN this morning that during the tour, he discovered that the local community wasn’t benefiting from Agoro Irrigation Scheme, adding that many of them were negative about the project. He also says that those using the scheme pay Shillings 50,000 and have since lost their land rights.
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