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08:06
08:06

Kasaija Warns of Gov't Failure to Meet Revenue, Expenditure Targets financial year 1 Top story

"If any or all the risks materialize, there may be additional pressures on public finances, which might prompt additional borrowing and a consequent rise in public debt, or budget cuts and reallocations," says Kasaija
08:20
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CSOs Push for Localized Climate Change Awareness as Gov’t Lay Strategies to Secure Funds World Bank 1 4

With various climate-related issues increasingly evident, Mundulu believes it's imperative to advance the climate change narrative. However, she stresses the importance of adapting global processes to suit local contexts. She asserts that events like COP28 meetings hold significance for communities, underscoring the need to integrate global discussions into local frameworks effectively.
08:44
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Activists Advocate for Speedy Review of the Forestry Policy to Fast Track Changes in Climate global warming 1 3

Gaster Kiyingi, the Executive Director of Tree Talk Plus, expressed concern over the prolonged delay in finalizing and implementing the forest policy, stressing its significance in mitigating biodiversity loss and fostering economic development.
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Education Ministry Asks Stanbic to Ensure National Representation in Schools Program climate change 3 2

For the past eight years, Stanbic Bank Uganda has hosted secondary school debate competitions known as the Stanbic National School Championship. The competition aims to identify and promote talent, stimulate innovation, and recognize the best innovative idea with significant business sense and societal impact.
11:48
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Here is Why You Should Avoid Food Waste This Christmas hunger 2 1 Top story

Wasted food is a social, humanitarian, and environmental concern. And if food goes to the landfill and rots, it produces methane—a greenhouse gas even more potent than carbon dioxide.
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Destruction of The Environment is An Offence against God-Pope Francis Climate Change 1 Top story

I am with you because climate change is “a global social issue and one intimately related to the dignity of human life .
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Effects of Climate Events on Maternal, Child Health Neglected, UN climate change

According to the document titled, ‘Protecting maternal, newborn and child health from the impacts of climate change’, very few country's climate change response plans mention maternal or child health, describing this as “a glaring omission and emblematic of the inadequate attention to the needs of women, newborns, and children in the climate change discourse”.
09:32
09:32

Atiak Sugar: Gains, Loses as Factory Turns to Mechanised Production Gulu 5 1

The plantation has witnessed a series of fire outbreaks in the past years, which has affected its production. The company is reported to have lost Shillings 3 billion, according to Police annual crime report of 2020 following 2019 regular fire incidences. The December 2021, fire is projected to have caused the factory a loss of 3,000 of the 7,900 acre sugar plantations.
09:54
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Environmental Defenders Petition Moroto District for Conservation climate change 1 2 Top story

Sarah Akello, an environmental defender from Tapac Sub County, noted that their advocacy against destructive mining activities, particularly by Tororo Cement Factory Limited, has exposed them to threats.
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Data Deficiency Threatens Conservation Efforts for Endangered Wild Species in Northern Uganda climate change 3 1

In an interview with Uganda Radio Network, Dr. Achilles Brunnel Byaruhanga, a Herpetologist and Principal Investigator with Nature Uganda, expressed his concern about the lack of data in the North. He explains that the absence of proper studies and conservation efforts puts these amphibian and reptilian species at risk of extinction.
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Prime Minister Nabbanja Wants Agriculture Made Compulsory Subject In Secondary Schools climate change 2

Nabbanja said that she will draft a cabinet paper, detailing the benefits of skilling learners in agriculture technologies and available opportunities, with much emphasis on it’s viability to foster mindset change amongst the wider population of young people, who for long have been shaped as job seekers rather than creators.
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Commonwealth SG Urges Immediate Action On Climate Change, Loss Of Biodiversity tropical forests 3 1

Patricia Scotland KC told a One Forest Summit Conference of global leaders and experts meeting in Libreville, Gabon on Thursday that a clear regenerative and inclusive approach is needed to tackle the growing concerns about degradation forests and climate change.
08:54
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Greater Horn of Africa Energy Leaders Push for Universal Access to Electricity sub-saharan africa 3 1

IEA’s report released on October 7th 2022 revealed that despite the existing modern mix of clean energy, 140 million people in the Greater Horn of Africa that include; Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda lack access to electricity.
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Take Advantage of Current Rains to Prepare Farmland – UNMA Tells Farmers climate change 1 1

UNMA Executive Officer Dr David Elweru, says that the current rains are a result of the strengthening of Southern Pressure Systems whose orientation shifted the rainfall belt over the country consequently leading to the observed rainfall events.
15:49
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Politicians Back Encroachers as Wetlands Continue to Disappear climate change 1 4

Available statistics show that wetland coverage in Uganda has dropped from 37,346.3 Sq. Km in 1994 (15.5 percent) to 21,526.3 Sq.Km which is an 8.9 percent decrease. There is also a projection indicating that if the destruction trends are not checked, Uganda will be left with only 1.6 percent of wetlands cover by 2040.
10:16
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Lake Victoria Water Level Close to Highest Ever Recorded – Minister river nile 1

Lake Victoria water level is only 0.08 meters away from the highest level ever recorded in May 1964, Government has warned.
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Wakiso Farmers Irrigate Crops in Rain Season, Count Loses drought 2 3 Top story

Eng. Nicholas Lubanga, one of the officials from the Water and Environment Ministry overseeing the project, says the mistakes that lead to loss of the crops could be expected since it was the first time for the farmers to interface with irrigation technology.
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Speaker Kadaga Advocates for Tree Planting at all Public Gatherings parliament 1 1

The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, has advocated for tree planting at every public or social gathering as a way of mitigating the adverse effects of climate change.
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NFA to Restore Bamboo in Ogom Forest Reserve, Pader Climate Change 2 Top story

Jimmy Ouna, the NFA Northern Regional Manager says the move is aimed at restoring bamboo plants that were depleted from the forest reserve over the years due to encroachment and high demands. Ouna says NFA plans to restore bamboo on 100 hectares’ piece of land at the forest reserve to increase the forest cover.
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'You Are Failing US' -Teenager Tells World Leaders as Nations Announce Fresh Climate Action global warming 1 3 Top story

Thunberg was speaking directly to dozens of Heads of State and Government, business leaders, and senior representatives from civil society from around the world, who lined up to promise far-reaching steps to beat climate change, at the day-long event, held at the Organization’s New York headquarters on Monday.
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