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11:55
11:55

Delayed Funding Frustrating Research on Lake Victoria financial year 2 1

Each State is required to pay annual subscription fees of USD 485,000. The funds facilitate studies that guide countries on how best to preserve the different Lake Victoria species from extinction. The member states include Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Burundi.
11:26
11:26

Strong Winds Destroy Houses in Mukono Lake Victoria 2 3

The winds also destroyed Prayer Life Church, plantations of banana, coffee and trees.
16:09
16:09

Two Namayingo Fishermen Drown in Lake Victoria fisherman

“A big boat together with the engine costs about Shillings 3.5 million and most of the fishermen who cannot afford such continue to use small boats well aware that, their lives are at risk more so during this rainy season,” he said.
16:54
16:54

Teenager Killed by Crocodile in Namayingo deceased

It is reported that the child Juliet Nakyaki, from Bumera C Village in Mutumba sub-county had gone to fetch water from Lake Victoria on Friday evening, when a crocodile attacked her. Fishermen mounted a search for the deceased’s remains since Friday night but only managed to recover part of them from a swamp one the lakeshore on Sunday morning.
09:18
09:18

Illegal Fishing Frustrates Plan to Restock Indigenous Species in L. Victoria Lake Victoria 3 1

Residents operating under Hope for Nature, a Community Based Organization-CBO supported by People’s Trust for Endangered Species-PTES in the United Kingdom started restocking the lake with the singida tilapia fish, locally known as Empongo in December 2020 at six conservation lake bays in Koome Islands.
13:26
13:26

Flipflopi Plastic Boat Expedition Excites Jinja Residents Lake Victoria 1 1

The Kenyan made plastic dhow is being showcased on selected beaches across Lake Victoria in the countries of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda with an aim of challenging central governments, local governments and private entities on the need to take action against plastic pollution in East Africa’s largest water body.
12:51
12:51

Unregulated Sand Mining Threatening Fish Breeding Areas in Mayuge, Jinja landing 2 2

A local government official in Mayuge told URN that the unregulated sand mining has led to the widening of the lake shores.
15:05
15:05

Redeployment of FPU Excites Mayuge, Jinja fishermen government 4 1

The fishermen told URN on Thursday that some fishermen had resorted to fish poisoning so as to harvest more yet in the long run threatening the sustainability of the fisheries sector to compete on the global market.
08:37
08:37

Police Mount Search For Boat Accident Victims Kenya

According to preliminary information, the 13 Ugandan traders were sailing on a boat with an unspecified number of bags of maize flour and fish from Sigulu Island in Namayingo district for sale in Kenya.
05:15
05:15

Floating Water Bike Excites Jinja Fishermen youth 5 3

Project X youth innovators is a team of six university graduates who devised means of earning income by introducing unique water transport devices within the country. This time around, they designed a bicycle with two light pipes at the sides which enable it to keep afloat along the lake.
21:57
21:57

NWSC Faults Road Contractors for Exposing Sewer Lines area 2 1

Agnes Atwooki, the NSWC Jinja area Principal Public Relations Officer told URN that Jinja, one of the country’s oldest towns, had heavy capacity underground sewerage lines. However, over time, road contractors have left the lines leaking without making any attempts to refurbish them after completing their road works.
16:25
16:25

Mukono District Demarcating Buffer Zones on Lake Victoria Shores 4 1

The on-going exercise that commenced on Thursday at Nsonga landing site in Nakisunga Sub County intends to maintain the 200 meters from the water bodies as a buffer zone, where no human activity is allowed.
11:49
11:49

Stirling Civil Engineering Dumping Waste in Jinja Wetlands street 2 2

The company was contracted to construct the 2.9 kilometres of Eng Zhikusooka Road and Main Street extension in Jinja district, under the Uganda Support to Municipal Infrastructure Development- USMID project.
15:17
15:17

Mayuge Residents Decry Security Laxity Along Lake Victoria country 3

The residents note that their counterparts across the islands of Serinya B, Bumba, Kazi and Sagitu who purchase food from different landing sites have continued with their daily movements to the neighbouring countries of Kenya and Tanzania yet there are security forces mandated to enforce the presidential directives.
17:45
17:45

Farmers Demand Compensation as Floating Debris Destroys Fish Cages government 1 1 Top story

Led by their Chairperson, Majid Magumba, the Fishermen say they don’t have money to service the loans they acquired to inject in the enterprise since their main source of income has been crashed.
18:42
18:42

Agriculture Ministry Ponders Forceful Eviction of Encroachers from Shorelines people 3 1

State Minister for Fisheries Hellen Adoa Says that many of the encroachers have failed to heed to calls to vacate the shoreline, threatening the natural resources and their habitats. According to Adoa, all the lakes are now covered with floating islands that descended from the weakening shorelines as a result of human activity.
16:30
16:30

Hundreds Displaced in Jinja By Rising Lake Victoria Water Levels Rippon 2 2

The most affected landing sites are Wanyange Lake, Rippon falls and Wairaka, where an estimated 650 people have been displaced in the past two months.
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