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12:40
12:40

Mbarara City Starts Campaign to Restore 4,000 Hectares of Wetland 1 3

David Sancho, the City Natural Resource Officer said that the city had lost over 4,000 hectares of wetland to encroachers who have destroyed them by backfilling them with soil, planting eucalyptus trees, constructing buildings, and digging trenches that drain water from the wetlands.
16:09
16:09

Mbarara Scientist Joins Search For “Artificial Clouds” 4

Khi Khoi surprised some residents of Mbrarara in December 2023 when he tested this technique which led to rain in an area while its surroundings remained dry.
16:25
16:25

MUST Agriculture Students Plant Bamboo along R. Rwizi Banks MUST university

Leticia Ahairigwe, the President of the Mbarara University Agriculture Students Association, highlighted the project's objectives, saying that besides protecting the river and the environment, the initiative aims to educate city residents about the pivotal role of environmental preservation through tree planting.
10:56
10:56

Residents Vandalize Irrigation Scheme in Mbarara 3 2

According to Alex Rusheshe, the Senior Engineer Ministry of Water, despite the presence of a security guard, thieves stole valves and the pipes that take water from the main dam.
08:16
08:16

River Rwizi Floods Following Heavy Down Pour Environment 1

The National Water and Sewerage Cooperation manager in the area, Denis Muramuzi, says that the heavy rains have caused floods to submerge the system in the water pump house, leading to the use of a water pump generator to pump the floods out on an hourly basis.
15:57
15:57

CSOs Want Gov't to Tap Into COP-27 Funding Opportunities 3 1

The fund aims to provide financial assistance to nations most vulnerable and impacted by the effects of climate change. Uganda is ranked number 15 on the vulnerability index and number 147 on readiness, meaning the country is very vulnerable, yet unprepared to respond to climate change impacts.
06:58
06:58

ULGA, UMOJA Conservation Trust Join Forces to Plant 60Million Tress ENVIRONMENT 4

Tosh Bwana, a founding member of Umoja Conservation Trust, says that one of the roles of the partnerships is to advocate for more funding from the central government to the local governments, which are providing direct service to the local people.
14:05
14:05

Government, Civil Society Launch Campaign To Save River Rwizi 2 3

The river that provides a livelihood to the population in 16 districts of southwestern and central regions has had its water levels reduce due to illegal human activities along its banks.
09:00
09:00

Environmentalists Want Ankole Leaders to Prioritize River Rwizi Management Catchment Plan 7

The 57-Kilometer-long River Rwizi acts as a water resource for a large number of people in the Ankole region, with its catchment covering the districts of Buhweju, Sheema, Ntungamo, Mbarara, Kiruhura, Isingiro, Lyantonde, Lwengo, Kyotera and Rakai.
12:52
12:52

Brief Hailstorm Destroys Gardens, Houses in Mbarara City

Alifunsi Nyamabale, the chairperson LC1 Rwariire 1 says the hailstorm lasted for only thirty minutes from 5:30 to 6:00 PM but left a trail of destruction.
14:45
14:45

One Dead, 5 Missing as River Rwizi Floods river rwizi victims 1

One person has been confirmed dead and five others are missing following a heavy down pour that triggered floods in Mbarara. The heavy rains on Wednesday night saw River Rwizi bursting its banks and flooding the lower parts of Mbarara town.
11:48
11:48

Three Held for Altering River Rwizi Boundaries mbarara

The three; Isaiah Tweheyo Kakuru, 30, and Janet Twinomugisha, 31, both residents of Kakoba ward, and Birari Ndolero, 50, a driver from Kamukuzi division, were arrested after uprooting demarcations erected by the National Environmental Management Authority-NEMA.
09:04
09:04

Water Hyacinth Invades River Rwizi water weeds 2

Gilbert Mugisha Karengye, an environmental activist says the weed threatens fishing activities especially in Lake Mburo and the neighboring areas of Nakivale.
12:11
12:11

Heavy Rains Destroy Houses and School in Rwampara mbarara

Prosper Tusiime, the Head Teacher Nyakaguruka Primary School, says the rains completely destroyed the primary one and six classrooms.
16:42
16:42

Environmentalists Destroy Crop Gardens in Mbarara Wetlands river rwizi 1 1

David Nuwagaba, the Mbarara District Senior Environment Office, says they cleared all the crops to enable the wetland to regenerate.
07:37
07:37

Twenty Arrested for Encroaching on Buhweju Wetlands district 2

Emmy Katera, the Buhweju Resident District Commissioner, says the top district leadership is working with the environment department and police to arrest adamant people, who have continued to deplete wetlands in disregard of several warnings.
17:02
17:02

Ibanda Residents Struggle to Dispose off Sewerage toilets 1 2

William Ndyanabo, the Ibanda Municipal Principal Health Inspector, says they have been helping residents to liaise with owners of cesspool emptier from Mbarara.
07:58
07:58

Three Arrested for Encroaching on Buhweju Wetlands water 2

Buhweju District Police Commander Ben Nuwamanya says that the three had encroached on a bigger part of the wetland and turned it into a grazing and farming area. The suspects are now held at Buhweju Police Station.
11:05
11:05

Mbarara in Tree planting Campaign sub-counties 2

Nelson Mugumya, Rwanyamahembe Sub county Chief, says the tree planting drive will save the bare hills that have become a problem in the area.
13:22
13:22

Human Activity Threatens Kangiri Wetland nema 2

The wetland, which borders the districts of Mbarara and Sheema, feeds into Kooga, another wetland and Rwizi River, the main source of water for thousands of people in Mbarara, Sheema and Isingiro districts.
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