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10:38
10:38

Leg of Missing Child Recovered from Sugarcane Plantation police station

The Village Publicist Secretary, Rashid Kabukye, says the decomposing leg was found by hunters this morning. “We immediately sounded drums to alert the rest of the community,” he said.
19:18
19:18

Three Arrested Torching Kakira Sugarcane resident 2 1 Top story

Jamal Kanyesigye, the Kakira Division Police Commander, says the suspects were caught red-handed on Tuesday by a team of police officers attached to the Field Force Unit deployed to patrol the plantation.
10:37
10:37

15 Killed in Mayuge Accident driver 1 Top story

The deceased who were vendors from Namayingo town council were travelling to Kampala in a taxi registration number UBD 089A.
21:24
21:24

One Dead, Scores Injured in Iganga Accident taxi 1 1

The deceased has been identified as Habib Sowedi, a resident of Namwiwa village in Kaliro district. His body is lying at Iganga general hospital where some of the injured are also admitted.
11:59
11:59

Farmers Anticipate Higher Profits from Cane Juice Production district 5 1 Top story

Eva Namwase, a cane farmer Kaliro district, said that a part from under payment, factories take long to weigh their cane and at times reject it citing poor quality.
07:17
07:17

Sugar Cane Zoning No Longer Relevant-Museveni market 2 Top story

Museveni noted that although sugar mills within Busoga region are suffering raw material scarcity due to the increased number of mills, there is an increase in the number of cane farmers who lack where to sell their harvest.
07:20
07:20

Museveni Warns Investors Against Constructing in Wetlands team 1 1

Speaking to journalist at the Jinja based State Lodge on Tuesday night; Museveni said government shall undertake studies to foster environment conservation because of the increasing industrialization in the country.
06:43
06:43

Scores Feared Dead in Jinja Road Accident street 1 1

John Waiswa, an eye witness says that the accident occurred when a truck carrying sugar cane failed to climb a hill at Walumbe junction and rolled back before it overturned.
14:13
14:13

Sugarcane Prices to Continue Dropping-Museveni Jinja 1

According to Museveni, government has nothing much to do about the falling cane prices dictated by forces beyond their control.
07:51
07:51

Busoga Farmers to Export Sugarcane to Kenya district 1 1 Top story

Under the MoU, the farmers are required to supply 600 tons of mature sugarcane to the company each day for a period of three months. They will receive Kenya Shillings 4,055 (approximately UGX 146,716) for a ton of cane, two days after delivery. Only farmers registered with the association will be allowed to supply cane upon endorsement by their chairperson.
16:13
16:13

Busoga Out Growers Protest Low Sugarcane Prices district 4 1

The farmers under their umbrella; Busoga Sugarcane Out Growers’ Association, argue that the cost of production in terms of fertilizers, cultivation, and transportation of cane from farms to the mills is higher than the payments farmers receive at the end of the chain.
18:52
18:52

Uganda's Forest Cover Completely Depleted-Environment Minister illegal 4 2

Uganda’s forest cover has been depleted to 8% up from 24% in 1990s, largely attributed to human encroachment for different activities such as tree cutting for charcoal and timber as well as agriculture.
07:50
07:50

Sugar Bill Talk Dominates Kadaga's Thanksgiving Ceremony people 4 1 Top story

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.
07:20
07:20

Man Arrested for Killing Teenage Girlfriend murder

He is accused of killing 16-year-old Sylvia Nagujja by strangulation at Musey View Lodge in Wairaka-Walumbe village in Kakira town council in Jinja district on Saturday night.
11:00
11:00

Police Kill Armed Thug road

According to Kiiza, the thugs open fire to scare off on lookers before they sped off in a Toyota premio vehicle towards Nakalama trading center and branched off to a murram road. Police pursued the thugs and intercepted them at Kasolo village in Bulamagi Sub County leading to a fierce shot in, which one thug was killed.
11:16
11:16

Farmers Get Digital Weapon against Fall Army-worm mobile phone 1 1 Top story

Thanks to Nuru, a new mobile app launched by the Food and Agriculture Organisation FAO, identifying a Fall Army-worm infestation is as simple as holding a mobile phone next to a sick plant. The App will detect and immediately confirm if Fall Army-worm has caused the damage.
07:15
07:15

Sugarcane Farmers Protest Withholding Tax ministry 1 Top story

Issa Budhugo, the Chairperson Busoga Sugar Cane Growers Association-BUSGA, says they are unwilling to pay the withholding tax because it amounts to double taxation.
19:38
19:38

Sugar Manufacturers Call for Application of Zoning Policy kinyara sugar works 2

As millers compete over sugarcane when demand for sugar at local and international markets is said to be increasing, players in the industry have again called on government to revert to the implementation of the sugar mills zoning policy to avoid undue scramble for sugarcane.
09:39
09:39

Sugar Factories In Bitter Fight Over Cane 'Poaching' kakira sugar works

Poaching has traditionally meant the illegal capture of wild animals, but it is now a new word in the sugar industry as big sugar millers battle emerging ones over sugar cane.
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