At Ben Kiwanuka and Ssebana Kizito Streets, floods paralyzed the movement of both pedestrians and motorcycles. Traders with shops dealing in Agricultural products in Container village along Ssebana Kizito were forced to close after water entered their shops.
According to a statement by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), beneficiaries of the new funding are expected to come up with solutions to tackle threats to diversity. It says participating countries will be eligible for grants of $300,000 for work to analyze and align their national policies, targets, finance, and monitoring systems towards that cause.
WWF is implementing the midstream activities after signing a contract with the Ministry of Water and Environment and its activities include raising community awareness on environment conservation, riverbank stabilization, and supporting the livelihood of communities along the catchment area.
In September last year, Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja instructed Kayunga district local government to work closely with her office to conduct a valuation of the land hosting the affected households so as to purchase it.
Emmanuel Edulu, the Director of Akogo Concepts Ltd, which is behind the campaign, says that they expect to plant over 50 million different tree species in the targeted areas. He says the move is geared toward restoring the environment, which has been affected by human activities.
Currently, abandoned landfills are a common sight along Duka road, Ojio road, Adumi road, and Lemerijoa road among others in Central Division. Also, areas around Arua Main market and Ediofe junction road have continued to harbor huge filthy heaps of poorly disposed of garbage.
Speaking to journalists at Bulange Mengo, the Kingdom Spokesperson Noah Kiyimba expressed dismay at how Hammis Kiggundu was able to acquire land titles in the lake, something unacceptable under the laws of Uganda.
Emmanuel Orach, the Nwoya district chairperson told members of the community on Friday that this is one of the initiatives to see that Nwoya district go green adding that it is a great stride to saving the environment.
The bank still holds up to 44 billion shillings which remained of the 62 billion which was the total set aside to revive the tourism industry from the covid-19 setback, out of which only 18.2 billion was disbursed.
In 2019, the Ministry of Works and Transport, contracted Omega Construction Ltd to build the road and the bridge over River Ssezibwa at 21 Billion Shillings. It was supposed to be completed within 18 months, but the contractor was granted a six-month extension.
Janifa Nakkazi, one of the affected teachers, says the thunderbolt was followed by a serious fire and almost affected every class but they managed to evacuate the pupils into a nearby mosque. Nakkazi sustained burns on the left leg.
The officials had visited the mining site to investigate complaints from the community that the company was discharging contaminated water directly into a nearby stream, a tributary to river Kiruruma, which flows through Kabale town to Kyanamira and Maziba sub-county up to Rwanda.
According to Owiny Dollo, the decision to roll out the commercial macadamia tree production is aimed at encouraging farmers in the Acholi Sub-region to embrace the cultivation of the high-value crop since it offers high economic returns to farmers and will also help to restore the degraded environment.
According to Kitentera, they spend about Shillings 40 million monthly to empty the toilets. She says that the situation is worsened due to the lack of cesspool emptier in the entire Kisoro district, which forces them to hire one from Kabale, about 73kilometers away.
Mary Teko, a primary six pupil, says she walks through the mountainous routes approximately 5 kilometers each way to get to school on weekly basis. she added that the journeys are riskier in the evening because it is the time cattle raiders always start their movements and they use the same routes children pass.
The Prime Minister of the Payira Cultural Institution George Ochol-Onono says they are concerned about the influx of illegal loggers and commercial charcoal producers who have cleared close to six square miles of natural tree cover in the parishes of Burlobo and Pungole.