It is alleged that in April 2017, one Christine Namara Nabimanya took over the forest and established a farm after destroying trees. Wakiso District Chairman Matia Lwanga Bwanika says that Namara came after the cancellation of twelve land titles that had been illegally allocated to various people led by a senior army officer Brig Hudson Mukasa.
The inter-ministerial committee has also recommended that the government fast tracks activities on cleaning and desilting of major rivers, as well as providing support to local enterprises affected by the disasters and the need to support the district disaster management committee.
Up to 289 of the families displaced by flooding remain camped in Muhokya Internally Displaced peoples camps while another 19 displaced this month are housed at Humanist school. There are also are 54 households still camped at Kyambogho Primary School and 51 others at Kathulhu Church of Uganda.
Now officials from the ministries of Environment, Energy, Disaster Preparedness and Works have travelled to the district for an on-spot visit which will form the basis of the action report. The teams are visiting Mubuku, Nyamwamba, Nyamugasani and Lhubiriha valley’s.
According to Akumu, a good vehicle should ordinarily use less than four liters for a 100-killometer journey but many in African countries consume far more than that. More than 30 countries in Africa don't have regulations limiting aged vehicles.
Pravin Kekhal, the Executive Director Burkona Factory explained to URN that they were driven by the increasing demands for firewood and charcoal for home use and commercial purposes which has led to the massive destruction of trees and forest cover in the country.
This is part of the Integrated Water Resources Management Project which is targeting 1,000 households to directly benefit from the new livelihood changing projects under the plan for the Restoration and Protection of the River Rwizi Ecosystem and Catchment Area.
In the past, leaders in Masaka city and environmental conservation activists have been at loggerheads with a senior officer of Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF identified as Major Patrice Mugume who hired trucks to dump the soil in a wetland, clearing part of it for construction.
Olanya says that he has received a letter from the Ministry of Wildlife, Tourism and Antiquities indicating that they have received a directive from the President to allow the bridge works to continue.
The Community Liaison Officer of UWA under Elgon Region, Jimmy Tinkansimire confirmed the decision when the team visited the home of the deceased on Tuesday to commiserate with the family. The team met the family of the deceased and the leadership of Okile sub county and of Kaberamaido district.
As part of the effort to restore the environment in what has been dubbed as the restoration decade, the government decided to ban the manufacturing, importation, sell, use, distribution, or otherwise dealing in polythene bags locally known as Kaveera.
James Magomu, a Boda boda cyclist accuses Uganda National Roads Authority-UNRA of deliberately failing to open water channels and installing culverts that would stop running water from damaging the road. He says that they will stage a demonstration in a week’s time unless UNRA responds to their pleas to address the challenges on the road.
The animals have ravaged gardens in villages of Lukana A, Lukana B and Busime among other villages that neighbor Lake Victoria in Busime Sub-county and Bussabi and Budumba sub counties in Butaleja district where they have ravaged close to fifteen acres in the villages of Malanga, Bugangu, and Bulega.
Although Richard Kyambadde, the National Environment Management Authority-NEMA principal wetlands officer claims halting dumping and establishing of any development in the area, LCI Chairperson Richard Lugoloobi says the abuse has continued since there was no security deployment made to stop the perpetrators who are committed to destroying the environment, nor to identify them.
In a resolution passed by Cabinet chaired by President Yoweri Museveni, and communicated on Tuesday by the Minister of State for Environment Beatrice Anywar, the government says this is done to restore the environment that has been affected by these activities.