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12:18
12:18

Kasese Residents Build Temporary Bridge to Ease Distribution of Relief Supplies flood victims 2 2

Boniface Thembo, a resident says that through community work, they decided to put poles across the river so that residents can access their gardens and businesses across the two sub-counties.
22:20
22:20

Excessive Inflows from Rivers Responsible for L. Victoria Rising Water Levels . lake victoria 4 4

Festus Luboyera, the Executive Director of the Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA) says some of the rivers that flow into the lake are filling up due to the higher rains received particularly in Rwanda, Kenya and Burundi. There are 23 rivers that flow into the lake, eleven of them coming from Tanzania. However, by 8th May, 2020, the water level was at 13.42 metres, surpassing the 13.41 metres of 1964 which had been the highest ever recorded in 50 years.
20:29
20:29

National Forest Cover Slightly Improves in 30 Years 1 4

The Executive Director who was talking to this reporter during an interview noted that the grim picture is turning to the bright side as they have recorded a percentage increase of 12.4 percent between 2016 and 2019. Okello says that the achievement means that they have been able to halt deforestation from exceeding afforestation.
12:23
12:23

Uganda Tourism Board Warns on Tampering with Murchison Falls dam 1

The Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) has warned against developments in the Murchison falls, saying tampering with it will destroy Ugandas tourism sector.
08:14
08:14

Pictorial: Hope Fades in Kasese Floods Rescue Mission kitholu sub county

Alfred Bwambale, a member of the Red Cross rescue team says they have now lost the hope of finding any body buried under the rubble. Similarly, Mtungu Masereka, a resident whose son’s body is yet to be recovered says the family is losing the hope of ever finding his remains.
13:11
13:11

13,000 Households in Serere Displaced by Rising Lake Kyoga Water Levels flooding 3 2

In Bugondo Sub County, more than half of the 39 villages have been submerged, displacing 6,000 households.
12:01
12:01

Body of UPDF Officer Killed in Kasese Floods Recovered 2 2

Captain Fredrick Sonko the 222 mountain brigade spokesperson told URN reporter on Thursday that the body was recovered at Kamukumbi, adding that it has since been transported to Bwera General hospital for a postmortem.
07:39
07:39

Inter-Ministerial Committee to Coordinate Response Plan on Rising Water Levels 1

Each passing day the water levels continue to raise with Lake Victoria hit a new record high currently standing 13.45 meters which is 5 centimeters above the previously historical maximum level of 13.40 meters recorded in 1964.
15:56
15:56

NEMA Halts Issuance of Permits in Wetlands 1 3

The NEMA Executive Director Dr. Tom Okurut notes that the decision is part of the temporary intervention to reduce the ever-rising cases of misuse and encroachment of wetlands and other sensitive areas in several parts of the country.
13:25
13:25

COVID-19 Crisis Causing Biggest Fall in Global Energy Investments energy mix 1

The unparalleled decline is staggering in both its scale and swiftness, with serious potential implications for energy security and clean energy transitions. At the start of 2020, global energy investment was on track for growth of around 2 per cent, which would have been the largest annual rise in spending in six years.
12:14
12:14

Displaced Mulungu Traders to be Relocated to Busabala 3 2

The traders were forced to abandon the market last month as a result of rising water levels on Lake Victoria. As many of them relocated to an area outside the gazetted market, Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA and National Environment Management Authority-NEMA asked Buganda Land Board, the landlord, to close the site citing health and environmental challenges.
16:08
16:08

Increase in Lake Victoria Water Levels Reignites Kenya-Uganda Rift 1 3 Top story

The intense rains that started around August last year have raised Victoria’s water levels to just under 13.4 meters, a mark last recorded in 1964. Kenya is using the latest increase in water levels to push Uganda to enter negotiations for a regional policy governing the release of water at Jinja. The issue of a water release policy had come up at the East Africa Community.
16:06
16:06

Three Sisters Drown In Kyotera River residents 1

The deceased include Mary Nanyonjo, 13, her sister Sharon Nazziwa, 15, and their 14-year-old cousin, Josephine Nakafeero. It is alleged that the trio drowned on Monday when they decided to cool off in the river after collecting firewood.
12:51
12:51

Serere Fishermen Cry Foul Over Forest Land 3 1 Top story

Simon Okwi, the Parish Councilor for Kagwara says his voters were told to form an association in order to be considered by NFA, a development he notes enabled them to plant trees. He notes that the team was surprised when NFA came in to mark and split the forest into blocks without considering the locals.
07:19
07:19

Third Body of Kasese Mudslide Victims Recovered Bwera 1 1

The team recovered the decomposing body from the scene of the mudslides on Monday evening along River Lhubiriha in Bwera. This brings the number of recovered bodies to three after two more were picked last week.
16:09
16:09

Improved Air Quality; The Fortuitous Value of Kampala's COVID-19 Lockdown kampala air quality 2 6 Top story

Before the lockdown which came with restrictions on the number of activities including traffic, commercial and other pollution generating activities, Kampala’s air quality was already six times worse than global standards mainly caused by dust from unpaved roads, fumes from cars and open burning of waste.
15:13
15:13

174,000 Face Eviction From Lake Victoria Shores 3 1

The ministry of water and environment says it is going to evict over 174,000 from lake shores and wetlands across Uganda.
16:38
16:38

Human Activity Threatens Nakindiba Natural Forest Reserve 2 9

Locals reportedly took advantage of the laxity in supervision by the National Forestry Authority to encroach on the 147-hectare reserve in Kakiri Town Council cutting down indigenous trees for charcoal and timber, and taking over a large portion of the reserve for cultivation.
10:34
10:34

Truck Drivers Starve as Communities Deny them Access to Shops DRC 2 3

The drivers have been stuck for days along the Kasese-Bwera road after flood-driven debris piled at Mpondwe bridge that connects Uganda to the Democratic Republic of Congo following heavy rains on Thursday. The disaster cut off access for heavy truck drivers to the two countries, through Mpondwe.
15:28
15:28

Buwate Residents Up in Arms Over Illicit Gas Filling 2

They say apart from fear of explosion, the operation of the facility in the area emits smelly fumes during day and night.
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