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12:14
12:14

Pager, Akeca Rivers Polluted by Strange Whitish Chemical 3

The River flows from Ogago in Latanya Sub County in Pader district through Rogo in Wol Sub County, Agago district to Lagoro in Kitgum district before joining Pager River.
06:55
06:55

Lack of Facilitation, Equipment Frustrating Community Wildlife Scouts 3

Johnson Odera Acellam, the Orom Sub County LC III Chairperson says that despite UWA’s recruitment of community scouts in the area as part of the strategy to manage problem animals to their dismay there has been limited response.
07:40
07:40

Farmers Advised to Grow Alternative Crops To Mitigate Elephants Invasion Orom Subcounty 3 1

Samuel Amanya, the Chief Warden at Kidepo Valley National Park, says that they are proposing to start sensitizing locals on taking non-food crops cultivation around conservation areas to avoid encountering losses to elephants.
15:46
15:46

Rwot Acana Faults Local Leaders for Abetting Environmental Destruction 1 2

Rwot Acana described the local leaders whom he didn’t mention by names as the worst people dragging the region backward through their acts of assisting in cutting down trees.
07:56
07:56

Prolonged Dry Spell Sparks Panic for Farmers in Kitgum, Lamwo Districts 4

George Canopowonya, a farmer in Matidi Sub County in Kitgum district says the dry spell that commenced in mid-May has affected both cash and food crops that have reportedly failed to sprout and are withering at their critical production stage.
19:44
19:44

Illegal Loggers Break into Kitgum District Yard, Attempt to Steal Impounded Logs 2 3

According to Komakech, their vehicles which include, the crane mounted truck registration numbers UAF 422B and another trailer registration number UBB 826X / UAL 210X have since been impounded while three other suspects, whom he declined to name are now held in police custody.
08:23
08:23

Can Gen Lokech Win the War on Illegal Logging in Acholi? 5 1 Top story

Gen Lokech specifically pointed fingers at the Resident District Commissioners, District Police Commanders, and some political heads as some of the offices through which crime is abetted. Gen Lokech linked the current “abnormal” temperature experienced in the region to the plunder of forest resources and destruction of the forest cover.
15:52
15:52

4,000 Residents in Matidi Sub County Hit By Water Crisis 4 3

The Aputubere A village LCI Chairperson Aldo, says they have struggled with water shortage for close to two years now after the only borehole had its pipes and rods worn out in around May 2019 and local residents have been unable to repair it.
07:48
07:48

UGX 64 Billion Project Boosts Water Access in Orom Sub County 1 2

Hellen Acen, another resident from Palubara Village says that she will be relieved of the burden of traveling over eight miles to the neighboring Namukora Sub County in search of clean drinking water.
16:58
16:58

Kitgum Police Officer Charged over Illegal Logging 1

Mpande and Mwanje were arrested on Thursday last week after they were found in possession of 226 pieces of timbers they allegedly harvested from indigenous trees in Paladiya community forest in Omuwa village in Lokung East Sub-county.
14:00
14:00

Deputy IGP Warns RDCs, DPCs and Politicians on Aiding Illegal Logging 1

Without mentioning names, Lokech castigated the alleged involvement of some RDCs, DPCs and politicians who were using their positions to exploit and abate illegal logging of endangered tree species in the Acholi Sub region without recognizing the diverse impacts of environmental degradation.
09:39
09:39

Residents Hold Illegal Loggers, Impound Over 1000 Bags of Charcoal, Timber 2

Lokung Sub County LC V Councilor, David Ocan Kasisi says they swung into action after receiving a tip-off from concerned residents indicating that close to over 200 none residents led by Habib Mwanje had pitched camp in the bushes in Omuwa and were indiscriminately destroying the natural forest cover.
10:09
10:09

UGX 2.4 Billion Water Resource Management Project Launched in Kitgum 1 3

The project will include the construction of a 20,000 cubic metric capacity multipurpose valley dam, a small scale irrigation scheme, establishment of reforestation projects, river bank restoration schemes and community access road rehabilitation.
07:51
07:51

Decline in Seasonal Fires Sees Improved Air Quality in Africa-Study 1 Top story

But according to researchers, the steady population growth and the conversion of savanna into villages and plots for crops, along with growth in incomes has seen fewer people setting fires, in order to protect infrastructure and livelihoods.
16:09
16:09

Kitgum District Passes Bill Regulating Charcoal Production charcoal ordinance 2 3

Arthur Owor, an environmentalists and Director at the Center for African Research in Gulu says passing of the bill is timely since the region is witnessing increased destruction of forest cover for charcoal and timber.
12:33
12:33

Gulu Face Shield Innovator Scoops Danida Alumni Prize 1

The 30-year-old Entrepreneur was nominated for the prize for his quick, highly innovative and sustainable response to the covid-19 pandemic.
04:49
04:49

Minister Anywar Asks Kitgum Locals to Vacate River Banks floods 2 7

More than 200 people in Luwalinga and Lamdogi cells in Central Division, parts of Pandwong and Pager Divisions were affected by the Wednesday night floods. They comprised of illegal settlers in the gazetted wetland along the river banks and those outside the wetland boundaries according to reports from local leaders.
12:50
12:50

Large Swarms of Desert Locusts Invade Northern Uganda agriculture 2 1 Top story

Bosco Ongom Cankura, the Lagoro Sub County Chairperson says the locusts have invaded all the four parishes of Lawko, Laber, Pawidi, And Lalano adding that they are posing threats to farming. Cankura cited that the young locusts have already started destroying maize crops belonging to local farmers in Lalano parish.
21:11
21:11

Pictorial: Desert Locust Invasion in Kitgum Desert locusts

Large swarms of desert locusts on Tuesday invaded Gogo and Abudere villages in Lukwar Parish in Labongo Akwang Sub county in Kitgum district.
19:02
19:02

Early Rains Leave Brick Producers In Tears 5 2 Top story

Bosco Oryem, a Boda boda rider and resident of Mucwini trading center in Mucwini Sub County told URN in an interview on Thursday that half of the 2,000 pieces of bricks he had laid have been destroyed by rain.
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