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15:21
15:21

UN Clean Energy Subsidy in Uganda Ends Renewable energy 6

The project funded by the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) in Uganda and supported by the Swedish government has benefited 4.2 million people since its inception in 2015.
09:52
09:52

WHO Launches Skin Cancer Preventing Mobile Application 1

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.
20:38
20:38

Govt to Recruit Parish Forest Officers, Strengthen Tree Harvesting Permits 2

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.
08:16
08:16

EAC Partner States Urged to Educate Citizens On Monkeypox

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.
10:59
10:59

Lubiri Ring Road more Motorable as Construction takes Shape 4 1

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.
17:23
17:23

TotalEnergies Unveil Biodiversity Program, as NEMA Calls for Land Compensation 5

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.
16:46
16:46

Residents Demand Transparency Ahead of Rare Earth Metals Mining in Busoga fossil fuels 4 2

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.
12:15
12:15

WHO Raises Alarm on Impact of Tobacco industry on Environment Ministry of Health

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.
18:51
18:51

Floods Paralyze Business in Kampala 1 2

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.
15:55
15:55

Uganda to Benefit from $43M Funding to Reverse Biodiversity Loss

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.
08:52
08:52

Kyambogo Plants Trees on the Boundaries to Safeguard its Land 2 3

According to Patrick Kalule, the University engineer, this development is intended to help the university to have clear and well-marked boundaries of the university land.
11:06
11:06

Our Use of Sand Brings Us Up Against the Wall- UNEP 1

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.
11:14
11:14

KCCA to Abolish Automatic Contract Renewal for City Cleaners 2

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.
22:30
22:30

Committee Resolves to Pay KCCA Casual Workers city cleaners 1

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.
15:07
15:07

Uganda’s Air Quality Index Unknown -MOH Ministry of Health 3 2

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.
07:48
07:48

Almost Everyone Now Breathing Polluted Air-WHO 2 Top story

And based on WHO’s mathematical modelling of available air pollution data from urban areas, almost every one of us faces an increased risk of heart disease, stroke, lung disease, cancer and pneumonia.
16:33
16:33

Ugandans Urged to Embrace Solar Energy to Adapt to Climate Change Effects 2 5

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.
14:56
14:56

UNRA Seeks to Reconstruct Lwera Stretch Undermined by Rice Growing, Sand Mining 2 3

UNRA are now re-engineering the section to come up with a lasting solution, not ruling out the possibility of raising some sections of the wetland with bridges other than the existing culverts.
13:58
13:58

Nnabagereka Appeals to Women to Lead Fight in Preserving the Environment Buganda Kingdom 4 1

According to the Nnabagereka, the preservation of the environment should be led by the women in their homes so that their children can learn from them on how to live in a pollution-free environment.
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