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11:25
11:25

Heavy Rains Destroy Houses, Crops in Bundibugyo 1 2

The rains and winds that started on Sunday night destroyed several banana plantations and houses, leaving over 300 residents homeless. The rains also blew off the roof of Busunga town council market and Busunga army barracks.
11:17
11:17

Residents Clash with MP Oguzu Over Barifa Forest Land eco-tourism center 3 4

Oguzu, who had gone to supervise mowing of the area was taken by surprise when the angry residents arrived demanding that he leaves the area or dies on the land.
19:59
19:59

Over 1,000 People Homeless as Floods Devastate Kapelebyong 3 2

The worst-hit areas are the six villages of Kobatum, Oburiateng, Ajeesai, Acanga, Amero and Oitu- all in Acowa Sub County, which were submerged after a heavy downpour that hit the area last week.
13:02
13:02

Excitement as Rural Communities in Lamwo get Connected to Solar Power 3

The pilot project has seen 25 villages, eight trading centres and selected public institutions that have not been not part of the national electricity grid in Lamwo district with more expected to be connected to the power grid.
09:29
09:29

COVID-19 Outbreak Escalated Environmental Degradation in the Albertine- Activists 4 1

Mackline Namiyingo, the Kakumiro District Environment Officer-DEO, says that the lockdown equally affected the supervision of wetlands, swamps and forest reserves, which saw hundreds of people invading the protected areas.
07:39
07:39

Residents Irked by Contamination of Water Points by Gulu Abattoir Gulu Main Abattoir 4 1

Lucy Akech, the LC I of Ogony Cell in Kweyo Ward, says that the waste from the abattoir flows straight to Ogony stream where residents fetch water for domestic use since there is no borehole or piped water in the area.
16:28
16:28

Another Person Swept to Death by Floods in Rubanda 2 2

Elly Maate, police spokesperson for Kigezi region confirms the incident saying that after the discovery of the body a postmortem was done and they later handed it over to relatives for a decent burial. Maate warns the public to be careful while crossing floods or running waters.
15:08
15:08

Masaka Farmers Get Cassava Drying Machine to Add Value, Improve Incomes 3

The ugx35m-machine is a donation from Vi-Agroforestry, a development organisation fighting poverty and climate change in collaboration with farmer’s groups and organisations, advising and training farmers in sustainable agricultural land management.
12:43
12:43

Can Recycling Save Victoria of Plastic Pollution? Pollution in Uganda 2

While some plastics have been collected by young people foraging the wetlands to have them recycled, a huge chunk remains uncollected. Can recycling end plastic pollution on Lake Victoria?
17:07
17:07

Kasese Sub County Authorities Close Damaged Bridge 1 4

The authorities declared the bridge risky for travellers on Sunday following destructions by heavy trucks that ply between the two sub-counties to Ihandiro.
18:22
18:22

Gov’t Urged to Invest More in Early Warning Systems Makerere University 2 1

Speaking at a meeting to mark the International Disaster Risk Reduction day on Wednesday, Prof. Virginia Murray, a scientist based at the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction said they have published the new Hazard Information Profiles to guide countries on decisions relating to different disasters that they are at risk of.
13:35
13:35

Medics Warn Against Using Herbs for Treating Elephantiasis hydroceles 4 5

The neglected tropical disease is spread by infected mosquitoes whose bites deposit a parasite that travels to the lymph nodes. It affects the lymphatic system causing swelling and pain in the legs, arms and genitalia. It also increases the risk of frequent bacterial infections that harden and thicken the skin.
08:25
08:25

Supply of Faulty Motor, Power Outage Prolong Water Crisis in Luwero Town Council 1 Top story

According to Kisaakye, their efforts to restore water supply suffered a setback when they received a faulty motor, which they had to send back to the supplier. “Hopefully today please, the Motor they gave us had issues. The supplier had to take it back, but we may finish it today, but Umeme may be off today again,” he said.
07:43
07:43

EACOP: Kyotera PAPs Shun Bank Account Opening Process As Compensation Nears 8 1 Top story

Charles Lwanga, a resident of Kanga village, says that he cannot open up an account yet he refused to sign the RAP forms because of unfair compensation rates for their properties including land, coffee and houses compared to the rates given to the PAPs in Rakai and Lwengo districts.
16:06
16:06

Heavy Rains Slow Down Construction of Gulu City Landfill 1 2

Christo Balmoi Omara, the Gulu City Engineer, says that the project included the construction of waste cells, offices, a warehouse for sorting garbage and a weighbridge.
09:57
09:57

Lightning Strikes Mother and Daughter Dead in Agago Wol Town Council 1

The lightning victims were reportedly struck dead at about 5 pm on Monday evening during a heavy downpour, at their home in Lotome Cell in Panyagol Parish, Wol Town Council.
18:47
18:47

Kisenyi, Kawempe Have the Worst Air Quality in Kampala- Report 1

The report attributes the high AQI readings to several human, economic and social activities especially vehicular emissions during traffic congestion, dust from unpaved roads and grain mills.
12:29
12:29

Dozens of Families in Six Villages in Mukono, Buikwe District Homeless 4 3 Top story

According to the preliminary assessment, the rains destroyed 16 houses in Lugazi and 36 in Mpatta Sub County. Some of the affected gardens belong to teachers and university students who opted for farming due to the lockdown.
09:21
09:21

Three More Irrigation Projects Launched In Kalungu 6 1

Vincent Walugembe, the Chairperson of Kwekulakulanya Agriculture Group, says that they have over 60 acres of land containing coffee and other crops. He says that irrigating their plantations using watering cans has been a time-wasting and tiresome task.
07:42
07:42

Farmers Appeals for Financial Support to Exploit Multi-Million Government Solar Irrigation Scheme 1 3

Each of the planned sites will comprise a water source, transmission pipeline, storage tanks of 87, 000 litres, distribution networks for irrigation, and on-farm irrigation system network. Nexus Green Chief Executive Officer, Rikki Verma says the scheme can support over 30 farmers with five acreages each.
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