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15:15
15:15

Computer Experts Creating Apps to Tackle Illicit Wildlife Trade 1 2

The experts are part of a team of developers, designers and project managers, meeting for Zoohackathon 2019, a computer coding event used to create applications, systems, and tools to reduce the demand for trafficked wildlife products. It is expected that this will help reduce global demand for illicit wildlife products and disrupt wildlife trafficking value chains.
15:35
15:35

Two Bodies of Kisoro Landslide Victims Recovered 2

Paul Bahinyoza, an area resident says that bodies of the deceased were recovered on Thursday evening while stuck in mud in river Rwafi, which flows into the Democratic Republic of Congo after a long search by locals.
10:17
10:17

300 Charcoal Dealers Evicted from Gulu District 2 1

The one-week operation was headed by the Uganda Peoples Defense Forces –UPDF of the fourth division barracks, with assistance from the police and the local leaders.
18:07
18:07

Kitgum District Auctions 115 Impounded Bags of Charcoal charcoal burning 3 1

The District Information Officer Allan Courage Oola says the move is aimed at curbing illegal commercial charcoal burning and trade in the district.
06:54
06:54

Landslides Sweep Two in Kisoro

According to Bahinyoza, Baritonda and her baby were rescued by residents alive and rushed to Nyabwishenya Health Centre III for treatment. He says their efforts to rescue Nyiramutuzo and Nyamishana didn’t yield results as they were swept to River Rwafi, which flows into the Democratic Republic of Congo.
14:43
14:43

Mabira Residents Reject OWC Supplies in Preference For Khart Growing 3 1 Top story

Sulait Mudooba, a resident of Bulyasi Village explains that they give priority to Khart growing because it is more productive compared to any other crop including coffee.
13:42
13:42

Inspector Closes Mineral Sites Belonging to British Firm 1

According to Eneku, Heyday was only licensed to carry out exploration but was illegally mining gold and mercury using explosives at Lopedo in Lodiko Sub County.
11:12
11:12

Bududa Secondary School Teachers Share Latrine with Students 3 2

Janet Nabwire, a female student, says they share the same latrine with boys, which compromises their privacy.
07:36
07:36

Amuru Authorities Evict 100 Illegal Charcoal Dealers Attiak Sub County 1 2 Top story

Wilfred Odiya Baguma, the Attiak Sub County LC III Chairperson told URN that the charcoal dealers were first detained at Atiak Youth Multi-Purpose Hall before they were escorted out of the district on Tuesday evening.
11:32
11:32

Speaker Kadaga Advocates for Tree Planting at all Public Gatherings climate change 1 1

The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, has advocated for tree planting at every public or social gathering as a way of mitigating the adverse effects of climate change.
12:21
12:21

Second Phase of Relocating Bududa Landslide Victims to Start Next Month 1 4

Colonel Twaha Kanyoma, who represented the commander Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF Engineering Brigade, said that transportation of construction materials to the site has been hindered by the impassable roads caused by the heavy rains.
18:59
18:59

Uganda’s Land Question Remains Unanswered - Bamugemereire 1 1

The chairperson of the Land Commission of Inquiry Lady Justice Catherine Bamugemereire says the Public hearings could not resolve all cases adding that those pending will be transferred into other investigations mechanisms of government.
16:40
16:40

MPs Want Stone Quarrying in Bulambuli Halted 7 1

Residents argue that some of the water flows from the stone quarrying sites belonging to Kampala and Tororo cement factories and ditches that were left open after the excavation of murrum.
19:27
19:27

Cultural Leaders Ask Gov't To Establish Registry for Customary Land Ownership 3

Currently, customary land is being registered by Sub County chiefs as opposed to other tenures such as mailo, leasehold and freehold whose national registry is maintained by the Ministry of Lands Housing and Urban Development.
13:18
13:18

Lightning Strike Claims Two in Kasese

The duo was killed on Wednesday evening following a heavy down pour in various parts of Kasese district. Ernest Kasoke, the Muhokya Sub county LC III Chairperson told URN that Bwambale was struck by the thunderbolt in Kinyabakazi village in Muhokya Sub County where he and his wife had gone to attend to their cotton plantation.
06:44
06:44

Giving Human Medicine to Livestock Worsening Antibiotics Resistance 7 1

Dr Freddie Bwanga, the Director of Makerere College of Health Sciences, says the practice is going to introduce a situation where humans are never cured of antibiotics unless arrested.
18:40
18:40

Buvuma District Demarcating L. Victoria Buffer Zones to Tame Encroachers 1 1

Buvuma District Natural Resources Officer Gladys Nalunkuuma says that all encroachers will be expected to relocate within a month after the demarcation. She adds that a number of encroachers had settled on the land in anticipation of compensation to pave way for the oil palm project in the district championed by Vegetable Oil Development Project-VODP.
07:07
07:07

Court Adjourns Case Against NEMA, Petroleum Authority of Uganda 1 3

In the suit, a group of Civil Society Organizations dragged the two authorities to the Civil Division of the High Court in May this year seeking judicial review of the procedures they used in conducting public hearings of the Tilenga Project Environment and Social Impact Assessment (EIA) Report. They want NEMA report approving the project cancelled for violation of environmental and human rights.
11:27
11:27

88 Villages in Kitgum Lacking Safe Water Sources 2 1

Records from the water department indicate that sub county that mostly water stressed area is Omiya Anyima with 42 villages without any single water source which is contrary with government’s policy that requires each village in the country to posses at least a clean water source.
19:19
19:19

NWSC Asks Customers to Practice Rainwater Tank Cleaning 1 4

Eng. Muhwezi says the Chlorine used by National Water and Sewerage Corporation to treat the water depreciates with time as the water mixes with impurities along the transport network and the customer’s home storage system.
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