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15:26
15:26

Kitgum Approves UGX 780 Million Budget To Fight Desert Locust Desert locusts 1 3 Top story

William Komakech, the Kitgum Resident District Commissioner, who is heading the District Locust Task Force, says the budget will help in the purchase of motorised sprayers to facilitate the team heading the locust fight.
11:23
11:23

Desert Locusts Overwhelm Bukwo Officials 1 Top story

Brigadier Stephen Oluka, the Head of the Disaster Response Team in the Office of the Prime Minister told Uganda Radio Network that they have dispatched a team of soldiers to combat the locusts.
19:45
19:45

Desert Locusts Sighted in Bukwo, Kween, Busia Districts 2 1 Top story

The Bukwo Resident District Commissioner, Tom Chesol told on URN Tuesday evening that a swarm of the desert locusts entered Bukwo from Kanyere in West Pokot County in Kenya around midday.
14:25
14:25

Diversion of Sewerage Pipes in Wetlands Irk Division Leaders in Gulu 2 1

Moses Abonga, the Laroo Division LC 3 Chairperson reveals that several parts of the wetlands have been cultivated, adding that farmers use contaminated water to irrigate vegetables, which is a threat to public health and safety.
14:13
14:13

Strange Banana Disease Hits Rwampara District Food Security 2 4

The disease affects the colour of the banana fingers and bunches from green to brown or black, according to one of the affected farmers Nestori Aturinda. He says that the disease eventually results in premature ripening and shrinking of the banana’s, yet even when cooked, they remain hard and inedible.
10:46
10:46

Strange Insects Cited in Masaka Not Disastrous to Crops-Entomologists 1 4 Top story

Godfrey Ssenkaayi, a Senior Entomologist at Masaka District, says their analysis on the specimen of insects conducted alongside scientists from Ministry of Agriculture has ascertained that these were not the highly destructive desert locusts.
15:59
15:59

Amudat Youth Reap Big from Beekeeping bee keeping 2

Mauriti says he decided to go for bee keeping after failing in crop production twice due to drought.
11:35
11:35

Kasese Residents in Flood Prone Areas Join Hands to Mitigate Flooding farmers 4 5

Emmanuel Agaba, one of the change agents says the residents have put up disaster management committees manned by volunteers who continue to sensitize residents to protect River Mubuku and its tributaries.
16:04
16:04

Masaka Municipality Bans Roadside Car Washing Bays 1 2

Emmanuel Gakyalo, the Masaka Municipality Deputy Town Clerk explains that the decision is meant to curtail the rising number of washing bays operating in ungazetted areas with some being put so close to roads leading to their destruction before their lifespan is due.
11:31
11:31

Residents Feud with NFA Over Forest Reserve 1 3

NFA started demarcating the land last week, which angered the community. The forest reserve has been a key area for grazing cattle for more than 3,000 people in Alwa Sub County.
10:58
10:58

Court Quashes COSASE Recommendations on Presidential Handshake doris akol 1

The money was given to government officials following court victory against oil company, Heritage in London in 2015. Here, the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) dismissed a case filed by Heritage, which had challenged a decision by URA to collect a Shs 1.1 trillion capital gains tax. This was after Heritage sold its stake to Tullow Oil.
10:49
10:49

Ugandans Asked to Prepare for Above Normal Seasonal Rains 1

A statement of the country’s seasonal outlook issued by Doctor Festus Luboyera, the Executive Director, projects increased likelihoods of receiving rains above 125 percent that will be associated with thunderstorms, lightning, strong winds and hailstones in many of country.
15:10
15:10

NEMA Starts Restoration of Wetlands in Rakai District 1 3

Nicholas Magala, Central region Senior Environment Inspector at NEMA has led a team of enforcement officers to destroy all plantations in wetlands as well reclaiming the river bank from any unfriendly human activities.
11:35
11:35

Gov't Starts Second Phase of Relocating Landslide Victims 5 3

In the second phase, 136 families will be relocated within a space of two weeks according to Rose Nakabugo, the Assistant Commissioner in Charge of Disaster Preparedness and Management.
09:14
09:14

Crop-Devouring Desert Locusts Sighted in Nwoya Gardens Purongo Sub-County 3 1

The deadly insects were randomly sighted in Got Lunyang and Aol ki Lyec villages in Lutuk Parish, Kochgoma Sub County; Obira village in Anaka Sub County, Purongo Sub-County and Nwoya District headquarters on Wednesday and Thursday.
08:02
08:02

Coronavirus Transmission ‘Iceberg’ Not as Big as Feared Outside China 1 Top story

Dr Michael Ryan, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Health Emergencies Programme chief, said, that routine winter testing of patients with chest ailments in hospitals in China, Singapore and Hong Kong had not indicated widespread COVID-19 transmission.
17:28
17:28

UPDF Begins Fight Against Desert Locusts 2 3 Top story

Led by Maj. Gen. Sam Kavuma, the Deputy Commander of Land Forces the soldiers donned protective gears on their faces as they combed Komoret village where the desert locusts settled in the wee hours of Thursday morning.
15:52
15:52

Gulu Municipal Authorities Clash Over Garbage Management Bardege Division 3 1

Moses Abonga, the Laroo Division LC 3 Chairperson accuses the Mayor and Town Clerk for laxity, conflict of interest and interference with the work of the divisions in managing garbage.
14:29
14:29

Over 150 illegal Sanitary Structures Demolished in Apac Municipality Health Educator 5 1 Top story

Moses Ngura, the Principal Health Educator Apac Municipality, says the week long operation is aimed at ensuring that Apac is clean, healthy and accessible.
13:46
13:46

Pallisa RDC Threatens to Close Market Over Poor Hygiene 4 2

The facility operates in a very unhygienic environment with dilapidated public pit latrine which is full to capacity which is forcing people answer nature's call whenever they find, a swarm of flies and a heap of garbage is what welcomes one to the market which serves over 3000 people.
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