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12:52
12:52

Brief Hailstorm Destroys Gardens, Houses in Mbarara City

Alifunsi Nyamabale, the chairperson LC1 Rwariire 1 says the hailstorm lasted for only thirty minutes from 5:30 to 6:00 PM but left a trail of destruction.
14:45
14:45

One Dead, 5 Missing as River Rwizi Floods river rwizi victims 1

One person has been confirmed dead and five others are missing following a heavy down pour that triggered floods in Mbarara. The heavy rains on Wednesday night saw River Rwizi bursting its banks and flooding the lower parts of Mbarara town.
11:48
11:48

Three Held for Altering River Rwizi Boundaries mbarara

The three; Isaiah Tweheyo Kakuru, 30, and Janet Twinomugisha, 31, both residents of Kakoba ward, and Birari Ndolero, 50, a driver from Kamukuzi division, were arrested after uprooting demarcations erected by the National Environmental Management Authority-NEMA.
09:04
09:04

Water Hyacinth Invades River Rwizi water weeds 2

Gilbert Mugisha Karengye, an environmental activist says the weed threatens fishing activities especially in Lake Mburo and the neighboring areas of Nakivale.
12:11
12:11

Heavy Rains Destroy Houses and School in Rwampara mbarara

Prosper Tusiime, the Head Teacher Nyakaguruka Primary School, says the rains completely destroyed the primary one and six classrooms.
16:42
16:42

Environmentalists Destroy Crop Gardens in Mbarara Wetlands river rwizi 1 1

David Nuwagaba, the Mbarara District Senior Environment Office, says they cleared all the crops to enable the wetland to regenerate.
07:37
07:37

Twenty Arrested for Encroaching on Buhweju Wetlands district 2

Emmy Katera, the Buhweju Resident District Commissioner, says the top district leadership is working with the environment department and police to arrest adamant people, who have continued to deplete wetlands in disregard of several warnings.
17:02
17:02

Ibanda Residents Struggle to Dispose off Sewerage toilets 2 1

William Ndyanabo, the Ibanda Municipal Principal Health Inspector, says they have been helping residents to liaise with owners of cesspool emptier from Mbarara.
07:58
07:58

Three Arrested for Encroaching on Buhweju Wetlands water 2

Buhweju District Police Commander Ben Nuwamanya says that the three had encroached on a bigger part of the wetland and turned it into a grazing and farming area. The suspects are now held at Buhweju Police Station.
11:05
11:05

Mbarara in Tree planting Campaign sub-counties 2

Nelson Mugumya, Rwanyamahembe Sub county Chief, says the tree planting drive will save the bare hills that have become a problem in the area.
13:22
13:22

Human Activity Threatens Kangiri Wetland nema 2

The wetland, which borders the districts of Mbarara and Sheema, feeds into Kooga, another wetland and Rwizi River, the main source of water for thousands of people in Mbarara, Sheema and Isingiro districts.
09:58
09:58

Mbarara Municipality Poisons Stray Dogs poisoning.

Robert Mugabe Kakyebezi, the Mayor Mbarara Municipality says they asked dog owners to restrain them in July 2016, but most of them ignored the directive.
12:00
12:00

Registration of Wetland Occupants Gets Poor Reception environment 2 1

The registration that started late November covers the districts of Mbarara, Bushenyi, Isingiro, Ntungamo, Kabale, Kisoro, Kanungu, and Rubanda. It comes at the backdrop of complaints on the failure to control developments on the banks of River Rwizi in Mbarara and other major wetlands.
11:02
11:02

Rwampara County in Tree Planting Drive environment 1

Leaders in Rwampara County in Mbarara district have started a campaign to plant 40,000 trees in the area.
10:57
10:57

Mbarara Gets Plastic Recycling Plant 2 1

Jeconius Musingwire, the Focal Person Mbarara National Environmental Management Authority, says the plant is a big boost to environmental protection.
09:07
09:07

Mbarara Residents Want Bush Burning Regulated 1 1

Bush burning is common in Kinoni, Rugando and Ndeija sub counties. Recently, bush fires destroyed several acres of crops in the three sub counties that were due for harvesting.
17:19
17:19

Residents Empty Sewer in Rwizi River 2 2

Robert Mugabe Kakyebezi, the Mayor Mbarara Municipality says there are plans to engage property owners along the river banks to stop discharging waste into the river.
12:20
12:20

Mbarara Drafts New Physical Development Plan planning 2 1

Mbarara Municipality Town Clerk Johnson Baryantuma Munono says the new plan seeks to address the challenge of slums and cater for the divisions of Nyakayojo, Kakiika and Biharwe that were annexed to the municipality during the expansion of boundaries in 2014.
12:06
12:06

Ntungamo Muslims, NFA Clash Over Land Ownership forestry 2 1

The disagreement between the two parties follows a move by the Muslim Supreme Council to construct three permanent structures in the land for which National Forestry Authority is claiming ownership.
07:56
07:56

Developments Suppress Wetlands in Ntungamo Municipality 1 1

Many of the wetlands in Ntungamo Municipality have been severely depleted due to human activity.
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