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19:28
19:28

Government Needs UGX 16 Billion to Fight Kariba Weed water hyacinth 2 1

Agriculture Minister Vincent Ssempijja says the weed has reached alarming levels, affecting fishing activities, the quality and quantity of water from the water bodies, hydro power generation, tourism and water transport, among others.
17:49
17:49

K Palm Boat Survivors Narrate Tragic Ordeal boat accident 1 6

The survivors who have been rescued so far include, Francis Senkeezi, Farooq Muzimba, Andrew Luziba, Joseph Kirimenzi, Mark Sseremba, Freeman Kiyimba, David Wasajja, Brian Jjuuko, Irene Namubiru, Iryna Namutebi, Justin Tashobya and one only identified as Twesigye, among others.
17:44
17:44

Metrological Officer Warns Marine Travelers on Bad Weather lake victoria 1

Usually, Lake Victoria experiences strong waves between the Months of June and August. However, Lake Victoria in the past two weeks has experienced rough waters. The strong waves are mostly experiences in open waters between Funve and Buggala Islands, Bugaba and Bukasa Islands and between Kigungu and Kachanga islands.
10:31
10:31

Lake Victoria Communities Launch Tree Planting Campaign sanitation 1 1

A 2016 report by UNICEF indicates that most communities within and at the shoreline of Lake Victoria are most affected by waterborne and neglected tropical diseases.
18:53
18:53

Government Plans To Dispose Off Capsized MV Kabaleega mv kabalega 3

Willy Lugoloobi, the District chairperson for Kalangala instead wondered why government would dispose off such a marine vessel yet many island district and the central government needed such vessels to boost trade.
19:11
19:11

Sand Mining Increasing on Lake Victoria nema 3

Herbert Mwesigye, a resident Kigungu landing site, Entebbe municipality says that miners usually excavate sand during the night.
11:48
11:48

Four Fishermen Drown in Lake Victoria police 1 Top story

The Kalangala District Police Commander, Richard Musisi has confirmed the death of the four people. He also discloses that the Marine Police in Nkose managed to save other people whose boat capsized on Lake Victoria.
10:21
10:21

Massive Encroachment Threatens Zika Forest encroachers 3 1 Top story

It is here that the Zika virus was first identified in 1947, by virologists Alexander Haddow and George Dick. It recently became a global centre of attraction when the virus that causes microcephaly, a congenital malformation in infants hit parts of Brazil.
16:31
16:31

Fisheries Protection Unit Evicts 700 from Entebbe Landing Sites lake victoria 2 1

Makusa and Lwamunyu landing sites are situated on rocks, a kilometer away from Entebbe airport. People on both landing sites reside in temporary structures about 5 meters from the shore line of Lake Victoria.
18:24
18:24

Operations Against Illegal Fishing Register Huge Success lake victoria 1

Lugoloobi also notes that the increase in fish stocks such as Tilapia, which grows very fast, has boosted the district local revenue collection. He explains that the district had stopped issuing Fish movement permits three years ago.
12:38
12:38

Parliament Orders NEMA To Sue Illegal Sand Mining Companies lweera wetland 2

In its report, the Committee notes that the companies were illegally mining sand in the wetland, which stretches between Mpigi and Kalungu districts in violation of their permits, leading to gross degradation of the environment around Lake Victoria.
16:37
16:37

Buganda's Lukunyu Palace in Ruins lake victoria 2 1 Top story

Lukunyu Palace sits on the site where Buganda once launched her wars of expansion against the Bahaya and Kiziba kingdoms in present-day Tanzania. The Palace was a beloved private residence of Edward Mutesa II where he occasionally went with members of the Royal Family. A stench emanating from bats droppings disrupt you at the entrance of the main palace, once a centre of power, authority and royalty.
17:58
17:58

Lake Victoria Water Levels Rising Again 1 2 Top story

Lake Victoria levels have risen again almost eleven years since the levels went down affecting electric power generation in Uganda
11:59
11:59

Cage Fish Farming Still Creeping in Kabarole District fish cage farming 2

David Akugizibwe, the chairperson of Kabarole Fish Farmers Association says that some farmers who bought fish cages at 1.7 million Shillings are stuck with them due to lack of technical advice. He explains that the farmers need to know the wind direction, nutrient content of the fish feeds to put in the cage and depth of water.
15:04
15:04

Suspected Pirates Kill Four Fishermen lake victoria 1 Top story

Isaac Mugera, the Officer In charge of Kasensero police station, says they are still searching for the missing bodies of the dead fishermen. He says they have opened up inquiries under police file CRB/102/2016. Mugera also says the pirates robbed several passengers of their merchandise and money.
12:48
12:48

EAC Traders Advised on Alternative Cargo Route ministry of trade 1

Bert Hofhuis, the lift transport advisor with Trademark East Africa, says the central corridor operates less than 50 percent of its capacity although it has distinct possibilities of running large volumes of containers and general freights to Mwanza among others.
14:51
14:51

Masaka-Kalangala Flyover to Cost UGX40b lake victoria 1 2 Top story

Shandong High Speed Construction Company has been conducting a study and cost of constructing the flyover.
19:07
19:07

Journalists, MP Survive Boat Fire fisherman drowns 2

The journalists who survived are Aliga Issa, a reporter with NTV, Jacintah Bwanika of Bukedde TV, Henry Mukasa of Red Pepper and Frank Bwekumbure of Masaka FM. They were travelling with Masaka DWR, Frida Kasse Mubanda.
09:39
09:39

Land Prices Shoot up Kalangala water transport 5 2

Fredrick Balemeezi, the Kalangala District Land Board Secretary says it is now difficult to find a plot of land in Kalangala Town Council where most of the beaches are located unless one is ready to part with a huge sum of money.
13:11
13:11

Persistent Breakdown of MV Amani Upsets Travelers mv amani safety 2 4

In order to bridge the gap brought about by the absence of a ferry to the islands, MV Amani, which had initially been suspended by the Works and Transport Ministry for operating without insurance came on board. It has however suffered several technical glitches that have seen it stuck on Lake Victoria, sometimes minutes after takeoff.
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