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16:37
16:37

African Armyworms Outbreak Escalates Animal Deaths In Nakasongola african army worms 1

Fredson Kakooza Wilson, the LC 3 Chairperson of Nabiswera sub-county, says that he personally lost all pasture on his 50 acres of land whereas his neighbour lost pastures on 200 acres of land. Kakooza says that pastoralists can’t afford pesticides to spray the worms, which have spread across large farms in the sub-county.
09:59
09:59

Drought: Nakasongola District Cattle Death Rate Reaches 10 Animals per Day

As the price for a kilo of meat drops to 3,000 shillings in Nakasongola markets, Sam Kigula the LC 5 Chairperson of Nakasongola district has listed the most affected sub counties as Nabiswera, Lwabyata,Nakitoma and Lwampanga.
16:19
16:19

Nakasongola Leaders Fear FMD Outbreak As Animals Crowd Water Sources 2 1

The pastoralists now access water at River Kafu and a few private valley dams forcing hundreds of heads of cattle to the crowd at the sources daily.
19:53
19:53

Pork Consumption Causes Boom in Nakasongola Pig Farming 1

Gerald Kitaka Sserubombwe a prominent pig trader in Nakasongola town says that residents have embraced rearing pigs because it's easy to sell them and get money to respond to an emergency unlike other animals.
18:09
18:09

Three Landing Sites Closed in Nakasongola over Illegal Fishing 1

The Commander of Fisheries Protection Unit for Nakasongola and Amolatar districts Captain Samuel Ben Ogwang said that they were compelled to close the landing sites after information that fishermen were using illegal fishing gear.
13:00
13:00

Impunity: Unvaccinated Cattle Invade Nakasongola Under Armed Guard Despite Quarantine 4 1

Richard Miiro Kigayaza the Nakasongola district councillor for Nabiswera sub-county says that several people including officers of Uganda People’s Defense Forces have bought land in their area and transport cattle daily without following procedures.
15:35
15:35

Nakasongola Residents Impound 23 Heads of Cattle Belonging to UPDF Major

Charles Bisaaso the LC 1 Chairman of Mwolwe village in Wabinyonyi sub county says that the cattle had caused damage to crops for past two years and they appealed to commanders of the barracks to take action in vain.
14:40
14:40

Fisherman Drowns As Illegal Fishing Resumes On Lake Kyoga drowning 1 2

Isah Ssemwogerere, the Savannah Regional Police Spokesperson explains that Ssonko was fishing together with his colleague identified as Robert Kamya on Saturday evening using a canoe locally known as Tukutuku, which capsized after being hit by strong winds. He says that Ssonko drowned but Kamya managed to swim to the shores.
17:10
17:10

Prohibitive Boat Costs Irk Nakasongola Fishermen boats 6 1

Several fishermen at Kibuye landing site in Lwampanga sub county have failed to raise 1.7 million shillings needed to buy a boat.
15:52
15:52

Gov't to Close Abattoirs in Cities meat 2 2

Bright Rwamirama the State Minister of Animal Husbandry says that the work of slaughtering meat will be restricted to modern abattoirs which are being established outside the cities.
09:14
09:14

Foot and Mouth Disease Outbreak Reported in Nakasongola animal quarantine

The fresh outbreak has been reported in five farms located at Butiiti village in Nabiswera Sub County.
20:52
20:52

Nakasongola Bans Daytime Fishing on Lake Kyoga Illegal Fishing 1

Mariam Nabutaka the District Female Councillor for Lwampanga sub county says that they directive was brought in good faith to fight illegal fishing and fishermen should adhere.
06:08
06:08

Fisheries Unit Struggles to Eradicate Monofilament Nets illegal nets 1 1

The use of monofilament nets was banned as part of the measures to prevent depletion of stocks arising from the collection of immature fish and other water species.
15:48
15:48

Lake Kyoga Fishermen Protest Size of Boats Recommended for Use 4 1

Before the lake is reopened for fishing, the unit has announced that only boats with the interior overall length of 28 feet will be registered as recommended by the fish act. But fishermen and their leaders are protesting the guideline which they say, does not apply to Lake Kyoga, on the basis of its water levels and cost of acquisition.
16:36
16:36

FPU, Fishermen Admit Errors In Illegal Fishing Operations Lake Kyoga 4 1

Rogers Mugerwa Bisaso, the LC 1 Chairman Ninga Village and Fishermen’s Association leader, says some fishermen also attacked and injured soldiers forcing them to fight back using brutal force.
15:18
15:18

Rats Devastate Crop Gardens in Nakasongola food insecurity 5

Mariam Nabutaka, the Lwampanga Sub county LC V councillor, says the rats have destroyed several acres of crops including groundnuts, maize, cassava, sweet potatoes and watermelon among others.
11:34
11:34

Isolated Locusts Sighted In Nakasongola District desert locusts 1 Top story

Alex Mutyaba, a farmer at Kapundo village, says he spotted the insects on one of the trees but they migrated the next day and only a few of them remained flying around the village. Mutyaba said they got worried that insects posed a danger to food crops.
10:50
10:50

Fishing Ban Extended Further on Lake Kyoga illegal fishing 1

Sam Kigula, the chairperson of Lake Kyoga Integrated Management Organization, an umbrella organization for all districts sharing the lake, explains that during the review meeting, local leaders asked the Fisheries Protection Unit (FPU) to lift the ban to enable fishermen to resume fishing for survival.
17:56
17:56

Nakasongola District Relaxes Quarantine Ahead Of Xmas christmas 4 1 Top story

The Nakasongola District Veterinary Office enforced the ban, which saw the closure of butcheries and livestock markets in the affected areas to contain the spread of the disease.
16:20
16:20

One Dead, Eight Injured in Operation against Illegal Fishing

Robert Ssenyange, the Kisaalizi Parish LC III Councilor, explains that officers from the Fisheries Protection Unit soldiers raided their homes at around 2: 00am on Tuesday and assaulted them while searching for illegal fishing gears.
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