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06:47
06:47

OPM Gives 28,000Kgs of Rice to Elderly Women, Persons Living with HIV/AIDs in Gulu Betty Aol Ocan 2

Betty Aol Ocan, the Leader of the Opposition in parliament who lobbied for the rice, says it is a Christmas gift from government to the beneficiaries through her office.
11:15
11:15

Hundreds Displaced by Rains in Serere heavy rains 1 3

Patrick Ejiku, the district disaster risk management committee chairperson of Serere says that a total of 4, 950 households have been affected by water across the district. He says that at least each of the eight sub-counties in the district is affected by floods especially in low lying areas like swamps.
16:42
16:42

Floods Wash Away Nkoko Bridge river ssezibwa 3 1

The 15-kilometre bridge located on River Ssezibwa between Kasawo and Ntunda sub-counties on the Kyabazaala-Kabimbiri road links Kayunga to Mukono district has turned into a death trap for residents in the area.
10:58
10:58

Floods Destroy Olam Coffee Factory in Sironko 2 2

The floods broke the perimeter wall of the factory, swept away bags of coffee and damaged equipment putting business at the plant on a standstill.
11:09
11:09

Gulu Archdiocese Partners with OWC to Promote Cassava Growing 2 1

OWC is a countrywide government-led poverty eradication and sustainable wealth creation programme to create an effective national socio-economic transformation to raise household incomes of ordinary Ugandans.
17:16
17:16

130 Drought Affected Farmers Benefit from Crop Insurance chronic drought 2

Martha Twesigye, the Marketing Officer Ensibuuko Technology Limited, says the beneficiary farmers subscribed to their premium crop insurance. She said those compensated lost about 80 percent of their crops in the first season. In Lira district, some 13 farmers got shillings 3m, and some 10m shillings was paid to farmers in Kole district.
14:24
14:24

Plants Under Increasing Threat from Pests, Warns UN Food Agency 1

Human activity, including man-made climate change, international travel and trade are major factors altering ecosystems and creating conditions where pests can thrive causing great damage to native plants and the environment.
07:41
07:41

Wakiso Farmers Irrigate Crops in Rain Season, Count Loses drought 3 2 Top story

Eng. Nicholas Lubanga, one of the officials from the Water and Environment Ministry overseeing the project, says the mistakes that lead to loss of the crops could be expected since it was the first time for the farmers to interface with irrigation technology.
06:54
06:54

Soroti Fruit Factory Restricts Business to Registered Groups citrus farming 1 1 Top story

Joyce Akiteng, a farmer from Otatai Village in Asuret Sub County says she opted to sell her oranges on the streets due to the lengthy processes at the factory. Akiteng explains that although the factory would offer better market for her oranges, she cannot enroll in the group since it requires money.
12:48
12:48

NFA Impounds GM Sugar Company Tractors Kayunga District 3

The NFA officer-in-charge of Mabira planning management sector Micheal Ojja says that the tractors were found excavating part of the disputed Kiruwula forest reserve land in Galiraya Sub County.
19:38
19:38

NAADS Suspends Distribution of Tractors to Farmers 2 3

The Ministry says it is delaying the distribution, a week after Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga handed over 36 of the tractors to farmer groups in Busoga sub region.
12:57
12:57

Buvuma Fishermen Protest New Revenue Rates Buvuma Distric 4 1

The fishermen and other boat operators pay 250,000 shillings license fee to the Ministry of Works every year. However in the revised rates, boats are required to pay Shillings 50, 000 and passenger boats between 20, 000 to 60,000 according to its size every month and 240, 000 shillings to the district per year.
14:17
14:17

Lango Farmers Reap Fortunes After Adopting New Technologies Agriculture 3 1

The beneficiaries, from the districts of Kwania, Apac and Dokolo adopted the use of technologies for value addition, fertilizers and planting crops in line as opposed to the local practice of sowing.
07:02
07:02

Stray Hippos Cause Panic Among Lamwo Residents 1 1 Top story

Opigio told URN that he heard his cattle mooing outside the kraal forcing him to rush and check what was happening. To his dismay he saw the cattle running outside the kraal but as he flashed his torch to see what was happening he was surprised to see three hippos charging towards him.
18:20
18:20

Pictorial:Floods Hit Mbale District Bujoroto 18 Top story

Floods were triggered by heavy rains that started at around 4:00PM on Friday till Saturday morning.
14:40
14:40

Elephants Destroy 111 Acres of Crops in Orom Sub County 3 1 Top story

Denis Ojara Severino, the local chairperson for Tikao village also told URN that his area has equally suffered with about 40 acres of crops including sim sim, beans and pumpkins stamped on by the elephants or eaten.
11:15
11:15

Pictorial: Inside Government Cotton Farm in Orom-Tikao Prisons 24 1 Top story

Johnson Byabashaija, the Commissioner General Prison Services, says that the farm is the biggest in the country and dwells on the 430 male convicted inmates as its major source of labor force.
09:08
09:08

Government Launches Cotton Farm in Kitgum 4 1 Top story

Johnson Byabashaija, the Commissioner General of Uganda Prisons, said President Museveni gave Uganda Prisons services a target of 44,000 acres of cotton to revive the textile industry. He explained that in the first season of 2016 they produced 261 acres of cotton as a pilot and in the second season produced 2,359 acres and in 2018 they planted 4,600 acres of cotton respectively.
19:08
19:08

Uganda-Rwanda Border Closure Takes Toll on Silverfish Market Buikwe District 5 1 Top story

The traders comprising of 40 women and 20 men operating under Kiyindi Women Fish Processors Association say that Rwanda offered the biggest market for silver fish from Kiyindi landing site, prior to the border closure.
14:35
14:35

Agric tech entrepreneurs win government business with flagship project modern agriculture 1

Start-ups and innovators pitched for funding, business and support in front of a jury of experts at the Disruptive Agricultural Technology (DAT) Challenge and Conference at Speke Resort Munyoyo
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