“The masons managed to scare off a few of our community members who had arrived at the scene much earlier on and by the time the rest of us were mobilized through the village Whatsapp group, two trees had been cut down,” she said.
Hass Avocado is a variety said to be incredibly nutritious and containing potassium, heart-healthy acids as well as fibre. The variety with a dark green coloured rough surface matures after two years and a single mature tree can produce more than 500kg fruits under good agronomic management practices.
Mayuge district headquarters has been a bee hive of activities for the past few days as men with noisy power saws cut down trees in almost all directions. Some trucks were have been ferrying the logs to unknown destination.
The soldiers handed over Ntale and the three civilians identified as Elvis Bagyananseko, Dennis Kalulu and Joshua Kalulu to Mayuge police station. The two royal guards whose identities have been withheld were detained in the forest.
Rt. Rev. Samson Naimanhe, the Bishop of Busoga Diocese who led the thanksgiving service, called for the sensitisation of cane farmers in the region on each clause in the bill before it is discussed by parliament.
The Government last year launched the Uganda Green Growth Development Strategy UGGDS. The strategy is one of the steps that must be taken by government to achieve the envisaged transformation in an inclusive and environmentally sustainable way.
Esther Mwangi, the Principle Scientist of the Nairobi based CIFOR, says women in Rakia, Masaka and Mpigi districts are contributing greatly in tree planting and restoring the degraded environment resulting from illegal logging and farming.
Robert Mbagaya is the Chief Law Enforcement Officer in-charge of Queen Elizabeth Protected area. Mbagaya was attacked by a male Chimpanzee that went on rampage at Entebbe Wildlife Education Center in 2013.
Led by the Kampala Metropolitan Police Commander, Moses Kafeero, Muzeeyi asked to be shown some of the spots used by criminals during, before and after the celebrations. The officers led Muzeeyi to three black spots in the catholic shrine believed to be a hideout for criminals.