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12:02
12:02

Floods Submerge Homes in Kalungu District Lwera Wetland 1 2

Juliet Namakula, one of the affected residents blames the Chinese Investors of Zhong Rice Estates; currently operating in Lwera, for interfering with the Lake Victoria shorelines as they draw water for irrigating their plantations.
16:22
16:22

Environmentalists Back Museveni on Fish Farmers Utilizing Wetlands 5

The National Environment Management Authority-NEMA Executive Director Dr. Tom Okurut says the laws allow sustainable wetland utilization although the activity should be set at a level that can be maintained for the future.
21:10
21:10

3 Firms Fail Lose Bids To Collect Garbage in Masaka Municipality 1

The town Clerk, Paul Omoko, says all the three firms that submitted bids that he declined to name fell below the required standards, which prompted council to reject their proposals.
19:51
19:51

Oil Spill: How Prepared Is Uganda And the Oil Companies? oil spills 3 1 Top story

The country is yet to finalise the National oil Spills Contingency Plan that would outline response in case of an oil spill on Lake Albert other lakes and Rivers.
14:46
14:46

Gov’t Urged to Increase Green Growth Financing Climate change 3 1

Antonio Querido, the FAO country representative says that the government needs to adopt the Uganda Green Growth Development Strategy to guide its development. The Strategy unpacks the key green growth issues contained in the National Development Plan II and Vision 2040 and provides the blueprint for Uganda’s transition into a green economy.
11:09
11:09

NFA to Plant 400,000 Trees in Karamoja air pollution 1 1

Tom Okello, the Executive Director of NFA says Parliament has given them funding to produce additional 300,000 seedlings in each district of Abim, Kaabong, Moroto and Napak next year.
07:50
07:50

Church Fails To Enforce Kaveera Ban at Namugongo 1 2

Rev. Vincent Lubega, says although the Uganda Episcopal Conference declared the shrines the secretariat at the shrine wasn’t much involved, which has affected enforcement.
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Entebbe Residents Protest Over Wetland Eviction Notice uganda police force 4 1

NEMA in December wrote a letter ordering the eviction of all people who constructed houses in the wetland. However, the residents petitioned the Entebbe Municipality Mayor who engaged NEMA to allow some of the residents remain with the wetland.
07:08
07:08

More than 4000 Residents Face Eviction from Entebbe Wetland namiiro swamp 1 4

The swamp stretches from Nakiwogo landing site through Lugonjo to Kigungu road after the UN Regional Service Center in Entebbe Division B. On November 29th, 2018, the Commissioner in Charge of Wetlands and Environment, Inspector Collins Oloya wrote a notice to the affected persons.
17:48
17:48

Masaka District Tightens Sand Mining Regulations 4

Rose Nakyejwe, the Masaka District Environment Officer, says if the current rate of sand mining is not checked, shallow wells, boreholes and other water sources in the district are at risk of drying because of a drop of the water table where sand mining takes place.
07:08
07:08

Illegal Fishing, Sand Mining Still Prevalent on Lake Victoria commander fpu 1 2 Top story

Michael Bassajasubi, a businessman at Ggaba landing site told URN that canoes ferry lake sand to Ggaba each day from where it is loaded onto trucks destined for Kampala for construction.
07:46
07:46

Gov't Criminalizes Sand Mining in Lakes and River Banks riverbanks 5 2 Top story

Dr. Jerome Ssebadduka Lugumira, a Natural Resources Management Specialist at NEMA, says the new policy is going to be aligned with the Mining Act of 2003 and National Mining Policy-2016 to develop an all-inclusive law for the minerals sector.
12:23
12:23

Fishing Community Protests Eviction from Entebbe landing site 5 1

The contested land is located along the shoreline of Lake Victoria in Entebbe municipality. This is where fishermen who were initially evicted from Makusa and Lwamunyu landing sites located on an outlying island of Entebbe municipality had found refuge. It is now home to 3,500 people.
10:48
10:48

Uganda Seeks Global Green Growth Membership environment 3 1

State Minister for Water, Dr Mary Goretti Kitutu says Ugandas membership to the Global Green Growth Institute will help to solicit financing for environmentally friendly projects in areas of transport, Water management, Agriculture and energy developments.
19:23
19:23

Global Mercury Convention Comes Into Force 1

New global agreement to end health risks and environmental damage from mercury pollution has come into force. Mercury is a heavy metal which accumulates in the body and is listed by the UN as one of the top 10 chemicals endangering health and the environment.
18:58
18:58

Govt to Monitor Water Usage in Oil Production water shortage 1 2

A number of activists under the Water Governance Institute are expressing fear that communities living in Oil production areas may face water shortages when oil production commences. The activists say water may prove more of a hindrance during the oil production and development phase because of the large quantities required during the process.
20:38
20:38

Uganda Moves To Phase Out Mercury In Artisan Gold Mining 1 2

Mercury use in gold mines and hospitals has not been properly regulated posing a threat to people and the environment.
19:50
19:50

Govt Ban on Kaveera Fails to Bite 1 2

The Uganda governments ambitious move to impose a nationwide ban on plastic bags has become a complete failure two years after a formal announcement was made to this effect.
16:26
16:26

NEMA Boss Grilled Over Sand Mining, Kavera Ban water 2 1

Dr Tom Okurut, the executive director of the National Environment Management Authority-NEMA observes that massive investments in real estate, power dams at Karuma and Isimba as well as ongoing and pending road works, among others, have led to roaring trade in sand and increased interest in sand mining than before.
16:26
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Government to Resettle Hundreds of Namanve Encroachers 1

The Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development Betty Amongi announced this following a confirmation that all titles that were illegally acquired to companies and individuals within the gazetted forest reserve will be cancelled.
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