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08:05
08:05

Chadwick Namate School Collects Less than UGX 5M for Renovations in Four Months 5 5

The storm, according to Muwonge, was a blessing in disguise because most of the school structures are dilapidated and in dire need of renovations or demolitionL
15:04
15:04

UNRA to Suspend Nakiwogo-Buwaya Ferry Services On Sunday 1

In a press statement, UNRA says that the road works have been completed and the Wakiso District Local Government has requested to use the ferry for the entire day to transport the equipment to the mainland. The ferry operates from 7 am to 6 pm, connecting Entebbe Municipality to Mpigi district.
11:37
11:37

Two Pastors Remanded for Noise Pollution 2

NEMA's senior public relations officer, Tony Acidria, explains that the suspects were arrested for being notorious noise polluters. "They are repeat offenders because the noise levels when measured were above the permissible level of 60 decibels during the day and 40 decibels in the night for places of worship in residential areas."
07:52
07:52

Tourism Ministry Identifies 11 Acres of Land for Mahatma Gandhi Convention Center mahatma ghandi 5

Charles Magumba, the Town Clerk for Entebbe Municipality, says that the center will now be built in Bugonga village in Entebbe. He says the center will among others boost revenue for the municipality from tourism and the hospitality sector and also create jobs. The convention center was expected to sit on a 32-acre piece of land.
10:16
10:16

NARO Blocks Return of Motorsport at Entebbe Botanical Gardens 1 2

But the Federation of Motor Sports Associations of Uganda-FMU had requested permission to host a rally on July 24, 2022, in the Gardens, an event last held in 2013 before it was stopped by NARO over security and environmental concerns. According to FMU, the event, now one month away is a fundraising drive for Rally Ace Yusuf Bukenya, whose vehicle caught fire during a rally in Fort Portal, four years ago.
16:25
16:25

Tanzania's MV Wankyo Gets Stuck on Lake Victoria for Over 20 Hours 2 Top story

"We were scared that the vessel might sink since there are strong winds which form large waves over lake Victoria at the moment. These winds are very strong from April to June every year so sailors and passengers must be careful because boats and vessels can sink if they get problems like engine failure or engines getting stuck in fishing nets," Kalemba says.
14:31
14:31

40,000 Ugandans to Benefit from New UGX 54Bn Biogas Project 2 3

On top of fueling deforestation, Lokeris say the heavy use of charcoal and firewood pose health effects associated with indoor air pollution, estimated to lead to more than 18,000 deaths every year and also fueling gender based violence among women and children in the search for firewood. As a result, he says the new Biogas Project will promote awareness about the need for renewable energy, provide 8,000 bio digesters to 40,000 Ugandans country wide and also offer incentives such as low cost loans to Biogas enterprises.
11:03
11:03

We Must Stop Adhoc Rescue Operations On Water Bodies - Minister Katumba 3 4

Katumba noted that the composition of the committee and subcommittees are timely because most of the search and rescue missions on water have been adhoc. He cited the example of November 24th, 2018 when MV Templar sank, killing 33 passengers while 26 people were rescued mainly by the local communities including a village chairman and fishermen.
18:00
18:00

Activists Protest As Rosebuds Ltd Expands Namulanda Farmland into Lake Victoria 5 4 Top story

The group established the Namulanda farmland in 2000 covering 13 hectares. In May 2013, the company secured permission from the National Environment Management Authority-NEMA to use 50 of the 98 hectares of Lutembe Bay wetland. Lutembe Bay wetland sits at the edge of Lake Victoria in Katabi Town Council.
11:05
11:05

Foreigner Intercepted With 15kgs of Rhino Horns at Entebbe Airport 2

Ali was found in possession of 26 pieces of rhino horns, which "were concealed in food items to disguise their identity but our highly trained dogs were able to detect them," the statement adds.
14:02
14:02

Nine People Survive After Passenger Boat Capsizes on Lake Victoria 4

Ssemanda, Mutebi and other boat operators at Kasenyi landing site say the sailors should have first removed the laid fishing nets that had entangled the boat engines before embarking on the journey to Kisaba landing site.
08:44
08:44

Boat Capsizes on Lake Victoria With Unknown Number of Passengers 2 Top story

Preliminary reports by fishermen indicate that boat could have broken down when fishing nets got stuck in its engine. Moses Musiitwa, a fisherman at Kasenyi landing site, says that the boat capsized between Lukuba and Misenyi island after being hit by strong winds on the lake.
14:40
14:40

When Ugandan Civilians Buried Hundreds of Libyans Soldiers in 1979 8 2

Most of the sources say the corpses were hurriedly buried in gardens, in road reserves, or dumped in forests, swamps and Lake Victoria because some had started decomposing.
10:14
10:14

Mabirizi to Petition High Court over Ruparelia - Lake Victoria Abuse Case Rajiv Ruparelia 4 4

Mabirizi said he initiated private prosecution proceedings against Rajiv Ruparelia as a responsible citizen precisely because the National Environment Management Authority-NEMA and police would most likely not arrest or charge him for dumping soil in the lake.
17:09
17:09

MV Kalangala Resumes Operations 5 3

Sadala Musoke, the Managing Director of Nation Oil Distributors limited, which operates MV Kalangala, says the ferry was grounded for more than a month because some spare parts were not available in Uganda. He explains that the spare parts are usually imported from Italy and Turkey.
19:33
19:33

Fisheries Protection Unit Destroys Illegal Fishing Gear Worth UGX 447 Million 5 3

Entebbe Grade One Magistrate Naomi Sikoya presided over the exercise. She ordered for the the destruction of the illegal fishing gears that weighed over 12,000 kilograms.
11:03
11:03

Court Summons Rajiv Ruparelia over Abuse of Lake Victoria 1

Court has now summoned Ruperalia to appear in court on April 13 over the blatant abuse of Lake Victoria which he is being accused of perpetrating. This is after he failed to appear on the three occasions when the case was brought up in court.
12:12
12:12

Angry Hippo Continues Killing People in Wakiso 1

The LC 1 Chairman of Kavanyanja Swaibu Sseggane says the two fishermen were new in the area. "They screamed for help when the hippo first attacked their boat but the local community feared that they would suffer a similar fate. The same hippo killed a young fisherman called Emmanuel Muyunga last week. So residents fear that part of the Lake now."
17:54
17:54

Rajiv Ruparelia Asked to Comply to Environmental Laws 2 3

The NEMA Executive Director Dr. Akankwasah Barirega says that the developer has been ordered to adjust locations for the hotel, solid waste management site and waste disposal system.
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