In 2020, an estimated 1.5 million cases of skin cancer were diagnosed in the world. During the same period, more than 120,000 people across the world lost their lives to this highly preventable disease.
Katwesige noted that the parish foresters will be serving as extension workers and are expected to help our communities in all tree planting, caring and harvesting challenges in addition to roles of planning and directing activities that develop and protect forest environments.
The health agency says that the sudden appearance of monkeypox in multiple countries across the world indicates that the virus has been spreading undetected for some time outside the West and Central African nations where it is usually found.
Ronald Mawejje, a resident of Ndeeba, says that they have been saved from the bad road, and is excited to use a better road once completed. He says despite the heavy dust currently on the road, they can withstand it for the better good.
Under the Tilenga Biodiversity Program, TotalEnergies commits to “ensure positive outcomes for biodiversity and communities by applying the mitigation measures “avoid, minimize and restore” impacts. And where they fail to restore the biodiversity, the company will compensate with other activities.
Discovered in 2016, the rare earth elements are essential for the manufacture of medical equipment, smartphones, laptops, crude oil processing, batteries for electric vehicles, and wind turbines. Code named ‘The Makuutu Rare Earths Project’, the project derives its name from Makuutu Sub-County in Bugweri District where the mineral was discovered.
Dubbed “Tobacco: Poisoning our planet”, the WHO report notes that the industry’s carbon footprint from production, processing, and transporting tobacco is equivalent to one-fifth of the CO2 produced by the commercial airline industry each year further contributing to global warming.
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.
The world uses 50 billion tonnes of sand and gravel each year, enough to build a wall 27 meters wide and 27 meters high around planet Earth, making it the second most used resource worldwide after water.
For close to ten years, cleaning services in Kampala have been provided by divisional Savings and Credit Cooperative Society-SACCOS which were formed in 2014 on the advice of the then KCCA Executive Director Jenifer Musisi.
More than 3,000 cleaners from the five divisions worked under SACCOS contracted by Kampala Capital City Authority- KCCA to clean the streets, desilt drainage channels, maintain city green and collect garbage among others.
To guide countries on how to are faring, the global health body has developed an Air Quality Index. This is a yardstick used to determine how a country rates in terms of pollution whereby the higher the index value, the greater the level of air pollution and the greater the health concern.
Johnson Byambara Turyamwesimira, the Principal Qualifications Officer in charge of Assessment at the Directorate of Industrial training says that so far they have assessed over 500 Ugandans as Solar technicians, an achievement he says shall help to eliminate unqualified technicians commonly known as kamyufu.