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14:15
14:15

Muhokya IDPs Seek to Meet President Museveni over Delayed Relocation 3 1

Up to 1500 people were temporarily resettled in Muhokya sub-county after a series of floods and landslides displaced them from their homes in December 2020. But they are now seeking answers on why the process for their relocation and resettlement has stalled even after a presidential directive.
13:27
13:27

Leaders Propose Suspension of River Nyamwamba Desilting Till Rain Season Ends 3 2

Chance Kahindo the Mayor of Kasese Municipality says they fear that if the rains become intense as its being predicted, water might carry along properties including boulders that would eventually silt the river again.
13:10
13:10

NWSC Identifies New Water Source As Scarcity Hits Kasese Municipality water scarcity 2 1

The NWSC Manager for Kasese Peter Ebwaat is hopeful that the new water source will produce about 4 million liters daily of the minimum required 5 million liters to consumers in Kasese town and its surroundings.
09:40
09:40

Kasese Residents Demand Revamp of Defunct Garbage Recycling Plant Compost Plant 4 1

The recycling plant funded by the World Bank project was supposed to recycle garbage from the municipality into organic manure.
07:58
07:58

Escalating Drought Affects Water Supply in Kasese water shortage 2 1

Peter Ebwati, the NWSC Kasese area Manager, says that the water supply has reduced by nearly half from 3700 cubic meters in the last three months to less than 2400 cubic meters per day.
08:58
08:58

Kasese District Leaders Question Gov't Commitment to Resettle IDPs Muhokya IDP camp 2 1

Kasese LCV Chairperson Eliphazi Muhindi Bukombi says they are surprised that the government has changed its initial offer of 700 Million Shillings for the 200 acres of land required to resettle the IDPs to 500 million shillings for the same piece of land.
07:02
07:02

Emergency Desilting of River Nyamwamba Starts 5 3

River Nyamwamba has in the recent past caused a lot of destruction and loss of lives as a result of flooding. The latest events resulted in the destruction of Kilembe Mines Hospital and left hundreds of area residents displaced.
09:36
09:36

Kasese Authorities Fail to Get Land to Resettle IDPs a Year After PM's Directive Muhokya IDPs 4 1

Eliphazi Muhindi, the Kasese District LC V Chairperson told URN that in December last year, they called for bids from suitable sellers to express interests but many of the potential sellers did not satisfy the government standards. He also says that many others didn’t have the required 200 acres.
17:19
17:19

Heavy Rains Destroy Temporary Shelters for IDPs in Kasese Muhokya camp 4 2

Yerusania Mukara the camp vice chairperson says the affected households have now shifted to a temporary classroom structure that was put up by UNICEF early this year for the learning of nursery-going children.
10:42
10:42

Gov't to Allocate Additional Funds for Flood Control Measures in Kasese floods 3 2

The Minister of State for Water and Environment, Aisha Ssekindi says the ministry will urgently prioritise mobilising for more money to help the district expand flood control interventions along major rivers.
07:15
07:15

Gov't Asked to Scale-up River Nyamwamba Restoration Plan 5 2 Top story

WWF is implementing the midstream activities after signing a contract with the Ministry of Water and Environment and its activities include raising community awareness on environment conservation, riverbank stabilization, and supporting the livelihood of communities along the catchment area.
07:31
07:31

Heavy Floods Hit Karusandara Sub County Again 4 2 Top story

Moses Mwebasa, a farmer from Kabuga village, says that the floods swept through his five-acre garden. He said similar floods swept through the village in 2020, destroying crops, and several houses and permanently displacing some families.
11:36
11:36

Heavy Rains Wash Away Makeshift Bridges in Kasese 3 1

Johnson Mumberendo, the Mihunga LC1 chairperson says that many farmers from Bikone and Biraro villages are stuck with their produce because of the destruction of the three bridges in the area.
08:55
08:55

Environmentalists Want Rwenzori Leaders to Prioritise Natural Resource Restoration 4 1

The Chairperson WWF-Uganda Advisory Board Ambassador Philip Idro, says there is an over exploitation and destruction of the natural resources which paints a worrying trend that threatens the existence of humanity.
15:02
15:02

Ambulance Professionals Donate Equipment to Kasese to Boost EMS Response 4 1

Tom Bazanye Kyobe, the AAPU President, says that they hope the equipment will go a long way to reduce the transport cost of ambulance services. He notes that the association is aware that many people who need ambulance services, especially during disasters are poor and unable to meet the cost.
12:25
12:25

Kasese Women Ask Gov't to Expedite Relocation of Muhokya IDPs flood victims 5 2 Top story

In July last year, Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja directed the Ministers of Luwero- Rwenzori Affairs, ICT and national guidance and Members of Parliament from Kasese to identify land to resettle the affected persons.
15:56
15:56

River Nyamwamba Changes Colour, Residents Fear Poisoning 4 2

Jessica Nyamukonzo a resident of Katiri Parish in Kilembe Sub County says her parish entirely depends on river Nyamwamba for domestic water since there is no piped water.
12:40
12:40

Phase II of Restoring River Nyamwamba Upper Stream Launched 5 2 Top story

Kipura Zalot, the project coordinator, says that they have so far planted 500 trees in the first phase of the restoration project, adding that more than 300 others will be planted in this second phase.
10:46
10:46

Peace Ambassadors, Farmers Task Gov't To Explain Delays In Operationalization of Compensation Clause In the New Wildlife Act Uganda Wildlife Act 7 2

Rose Muliwabyo Peluce, a farmer in Rukoki in Kasese municipality, says she recently lost over two acres of her sweet potatoes gardens worth over Shillings 4 million, saying that her attempts to get compensation have been in vain.
11:43
11:43

Rain Ruins Salt Pan Works in Katwe Katwe Salt Mining 4 1

According to Irene Biira who owns a couple of salt pans at the lake, production of salt remains disrupted owing to ceaseless rainfall since mid-February.
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