Last month, Chinese Investors trading as Zhong Industries Limited, formally applied to the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry, and Fisheries for permission to use aerial spray methods to kill Quelea pest-birds, which they say are a big disaster to their rice plantation project in Lwera.
Human-wildlife conflict in the district has lasted for over two decades as elephants invade community settlements, and destroy both staple and cash crops. The affected areas include Sub-Counties of Lungulu, Lii, Got-Apwoyo, Purongo, Anaka, Alero and Kochgoma.
Heavy rain characterized by strong winds hit hard four villages in Inomo sub-county last week leaving several families stranded. The most affected villages are Alikingel, Adingdong,Too-pe-yero and Jinja trading center.
He says Mubiru is expected to return on Sunday November 28 and that traders will decide on his fate next week during a meeting.
Musoke explains further that KACITA has been negotiating with Uganda Airlines for affordable air ticket prices and cargo fares. "So acts like these hamper our efforts,"Musoke adds, "and this is not the first time we are hearing about unruly traders on board. So we must punish Mubiru to instill discipline among traders."
The symposium, the first of its kind, is a platform for the private sector to network, understand industry opportunities and challenges, showcase their capacities through experience sharing, and interact with public sector actors on legal and polish matters that govern the industry in the two countries.
The symposium, the first of its kind, is a platform for the private sector to network, understand industry opportunities and challenges, showcase their capacities through experience sharing, and interact with public sector actors on legal and policy matters that govern the industry in Uganda and Tanzania.
Ola Hallgren, the Head of Cooperation at the Embassy of Sweden said that the program is aimed at increasing critical needs to address Uganda’s energy needs and services in agriculture and the environment.
According to the 2020 Guidelines for the Management of Landfill in Uganda, the closure of a landfill must be preceded by the preparation of a plan clearly setting out requirements for closure, decommissioning and site rehabilitation. Such requirements include remedial work on drainage, leachate management and cover integrity.
The training aimed at mitigating threats to biodiversity, illegal trafficking of wildlife species, improve the working conditions of the ecological guards to improve and promote tourism sector in the country.
The hybrid solar mini grids are designed in such a way that electricity is generated from renewable solar power and connected to the remote grid that subsequently provides electricity to several customers in the given rural and urban location.
The conservationists argue that giving tokens or incentives to communities living near protected areas will encourage them to alert rangers when wild animals leave their habitats and also ensure fellow community members do not kill the animals.
Ssentumbwe says the ministry will liaise with police to ensure professionals are manning the drugshops and also prescribing animal drugs across the country, not just in Kampala where operations have been carried out so far this year.
Mugumya further explains that MAAIF engaged a consultant three years ago to conduct a feasibility study on the lake. Mugumya says that the consultant visited the district and conducted the study but he has never returned since and the ministry of agriculture has never given them feedback about the proposed restocking of the lake.
Hajji Quraish Katongole, the Chairperson of Old Masaka Basenene Association
Limited, the umbrella body of grasshopper trappers in the Masaka region, says that they have lost over Shillings 85million because of the grasshopper scarcity.
Leaders led by Mukono Municipal Member of Parliament Betty Nambooze and Goma Division Chairperson Humphrey Kyase have since last week been meeting residents and municipal leaders sensitizing about the need to degazette the forest reserve.