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10:55
10:55

AfDB Outlines Steps Uganda Needs to Mobilize Climate Finance climate financing 1 Top story

The bank says Uganda needs 3-4 billion dollars for climate finance in the next ten years but that money is not flowing as expected. It says the private sector has contributed only 26 million dollars or 3.4%.
08:51
08:51

Multimillion Irrigation Project Goes to Waste Over Maintenance 1 3 Top story

Fredrick Ssenyondo, the Secretary of the Busoga Farmers Society and a direct beneficiary of the project reports that the irrigation system broke down within a year of installation and has never been fully repaired.
10:10
10:10

Residents Protest Wetland Demarcation in Isingiro 3

Abdu Kamoga the Isingiro District Environment Officer, says that the wetland is one of the fragile ecosystems in the district that has been encroached on and destroyed by people who are cultivating their crops.
09:30
09:30

Odonga Otto Charged with Theft of Charcoal, Out on Police Bond Charcoal trade 1 4 Top story

Otto surrendered himself to the Aswa River Region Police Headquarters in Gulu City on Monday morning, and after hours of recording statements, he was released on police bond.
08:16
08:16

River Rwizi Floods Following Heavy Down Pour Environment 1

The National Water and Sewerage Cooperation manager in the area, Denis Muramuzi, says that the heavy rains have caused floods to submerge the system in the water pump house, leading to the use of a water pump generator to pump the floods out on an hourly basis.
07:09
07:09

We Need Clear Guidelines To Implement Charcoal Ban-Deputy IGP 3 1 Top story

The Ministry of Water and Environment issued a directive in February this year banning the issuance of documents facilitating the commercial production and transportation of charcoal and forest products in the region, following the escalating charcoal business that has resulted in the destruction of a large swathe of the natural environment.
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Acholi Cultural Institution Backs Campaign Against Commercial Charcoal Trade 1 1

Ambrose Olaa, the institution's Prime Minister however said the civic response in protecting the environment must be sustained as no other mechanism seems to be working for the region.
10:19
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NGO, Gov’t Signs MOU on Sustainable Charcoal Production In North 2 5

The five years MOU that was signed Friday in Gulu City will see collaboration between the Ministry and Kijani Forestry in establishing a mechanism for the implementation of forestry and biomass conservation activities.
07:58
07:58

Gov't Asked to Extend Ban on Charcoal Production Permits Beyond Gulu 1 6

Justine Kidega, the LCIII Chairperson of Unyama Sub-county says it’s not sustainable to enforce the directives in Gulu district alone when other districts in the region are still issuing movement permits for charcoal.
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Gov't Bans Issuance of Permits for Charcoal Production, Trade in Gulu 1 3 Top story

According to Anywar, whereas other districts in the greater Sub-region passed ordinances banning the trade in Charcoal in 2015, Gulu didn’t despite the fact that the district security committee imposed a total ban on the commercial charcoal trade.
08:24
08:24

Apoi Sub County Leaders Ban Charcoal Business 1 2

James Ogwal Odyang, the Apoi Sub County LC III Chairperson, says that the bylaw is intended to stop the influx of people in charcoal burning and reduce tree cutting. He says that plans are underway to distribute 10,000 tree seedlings to residents to mitigate climate change.
13:24
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Tapac Residents Decry Lack of Access to Safe Water tapac sub county 1 3

Joseph Achila, one of the community members told URN that Tororo cement factory limited promised to drill boreholes within Kothiroi in order to make it cheap to access safe drinking water, but all in vain.
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Campaign to Persuade Encroachers Out of Wetlands To Start-Museveni wetland degradation 1 2

According to the President, the campaign which will kick off next month will help to restore lost water from the swamps that will in turn help facilitate irrigation for farming.
14:05
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Government, Civil Society Launch Campaign To Save River Rwizi 2 3

The river that provides a livelihood to the population in 16 districts of southwestern and central regions has had its water levels reduce due to illegal human activities along its banks.
07:07
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Kampala, Wakiso Schools Compete to Create a Climate Change Mitigation Innovation 4

The idea of the campaign that will see the winning team get $3,000 to facilitate conceptualization of their idea, six months of mentorship and eventually a seed fund that will help them implement their innovation is based on belief that young people should be at the helm of creating solutions for eminent problems in their localities.
14:12
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Buganda Asks for Authority to Save Forests and Wetlands within the Kingdom Buganda Kingdom 3

The Buganda Minister for the environment, Mariam Nkalubo Mayanja has called upon the government to grant the kingdom authority over the forests, wetlands, and other natural resources so that the kingdom can be able to preserve them. She said that the kingdom, due to its decentralized leadership reaching all levels from the county chiefs to the villages, has the capacity if given authority to savethen from being destroyed by monitoring them while the government enforces the law.
11:51
11:51

Atongtidi Sub County Leaders Want Loka-Anok Island Developed 3

The land measuring approximately 10,000 hectares is situated inside Lake Kwania, about 3kms from Abali trading center towards Amolatar District.
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Water Scarcity Escalates in Nakasongola As Construction of Mini Supply Schemes Stalls dirty water 2 3

Three years ago the district with support from the Ministry of Water and Environment embarked on construction on mini water supply schemes at Ttumba, Kikooge landing sites, and Bamugolodde village to address the effects of recurrent prolonged drought.
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Nakasongola Leaders Fear FMD Outbreak As Animals Crowd Water Sources 1 2

The pastoralists now access water at River Kafu and a few private valley dams forcing hundreds of heads of cattle to the crowd at the sources daily.
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Eastern Water Umbrella Fails to Account for Over UGX 200M in Katakwi Katakwi District 2 2 Top story

Samuel Ediau, the Eastern Water Umbrella Station Manager in Katakwi, says that his station pumps over nine million liters of water to 632 water consumers but they end up collecting less than 35 percent of the expected revenue every month.
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