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09:47
09:47

Sunbelt Factory On the Spot Over Poor Working Conditions, Sexual Harassment 3 1

Rose Apunyo, one of the casual laborers claimed that one of her bosses attempted to rape her on July 30th, 2020. “What I went through was despicable. I woke up and realized that a man was undressing me in the middle of the night. I immediately shouted for help and he fled from the hall,” she said.
06:13
06:13

Market Operators Protest against Street Vendors in Jinja city 2 3

The traders say that they no longer receive clients as customers prefer to purchase items outside the market. They also accuse Jinja city authorities of failing to block operations of street vendors despite their numerous complaints.
15:32
15:32

Delayed Implementation of Sugar Act Bothers Manufacturers operation 3 1

The Sugar Act seeks to provide for the development, regulation and promotion of the sugar industry and equally address pricing of sugarcane through a specific formula. It also established a sugar board a corporate body with a mandate to regulate the Sugar industry and ensure access to resources.
17:49
17:49

Kayunga NRM Chairperson On the Spot Over School Land student 1 Top story

Margret Nampiina, the former Jinja Rotary Club president, says they partnered with Jinja Municipal Council-JMC to construct another classroom block for the visually impaired pupils.
16:06
16:06

Jinja Residents Protest Unfair Eviction village 1 4

They accuse Musa Bashir, the proprietor of Hared petroleum of trying to evict them from their homes on grounds that acquired the land hosting the campsite from Uganda Land Commission.
22:49
22:49

Fire Guts Nile Agro Factory Again UPDF 3 2

A huge cloud of smoke coupled with a sharp flame was visible from all corners of the Jinja Central Business district which attracted crowds to gather around the factory gate. The crowd was later dispersed by UPDF personnel who tasked them to vacate the premises immediately.
12:37
12:37

Pollution of Breeding Sites Worries Fishermen in Jinja factory 2 3

They argue that the uncontrolled levels of pollution have deterred several fish species from multiplying because their breeding areas are contaminated with unspecified amounts of acidic waste from factories. The fishermen pinned Nile Agro and Skyfirt Leather Industries for establishing an extension of 50 meters into Lake Victoria.
04:52
04:52

700 Families Threatened with Eviction from Houses in Jinja resident 1 3

The said land, covers six plots, measuring about four acres along Kisinja road and Nile crescent. It was host to the Ministry of Works employees in the '90s. But the employees continued occupying the said land even after losing their jobs in early 2000'.
21:57
21:57

NWSC Faults Road Contractors for Exposing Sewer Lines area 1 2

Agnes Atwooki, the NSWC Jinja area Principal Public Relations Officer told URN that Jinja, one of the country’s oldest towns, had heavy capacity underground sewerage lines. However, over time, road contractors have left the lines leaking without making any attempts to refurbish them after completing their road works.
17:45
17:45

Farmers Demand Compensation as Floating Debris Destroys Fish Cages Jinja 1 1 Top story

Led by their Chairperson, Majid Magumba, the Fishermen say they don’t have money to service the loans they acquired to inject in the enterprise since their main source of income has been crashed.
18:54
18:54

Pictorial; Clearing Floating Island at Masese Landing Site

State Minister for Fisheries Hellen Adoa who commissioned the ongoing works tasked encroachers to keep off the shoreline as their illegal farmlands continue to weaken the water banks, forcing them to float along Lake Victoria.
18:42
18:42

Agriculture Ministry Ponders Forceful Eviction of Encroachers from Shorelines people 1 3

State Minister for Fisheries Hellen Adoa Says that many of the encroachers have failed to heed to calls to vacate the shoreline, threatening the natural resources and their habitats. According to Adoa, all the lakes are now covered with floating islands that descended from the weakening shorelines as a result of human activity.
19:09
19:09

Taxi Drivers in Jinja Want Curfew Hours Adjusted transport 3 1

The Association says if the curfew commencement hour remains as it has been over the last two months, many of the operators are unlikely to make ends meet in terms of daily earnings. The driver's body says the commencement of curfew times as announced by the President limits them to one route per day.
12:07
12:07

Police Disperses Vendors in Jinja for Flouting Covid-19 Guidelines UPDF 2 3

The vendors had displayed their merchandise on the pedestrians’ walkways prompting the police and UPDF Soldiers to disperse them.
16:30
16:30

Hundreds Displaced in Jinja By Rising Lake Victoria Water Levels Rippon 2 2

The most affected landing sites are Wanyange Lake, Rippon falls and Wairaka, where an estimated 650 people have been displaced in the past two months.
14:24
14:24

Jinja Residents Reject Construction of Greenhouse at Health Centre village 1 2

The greenhouse is an initiative of Jinja Municipality, where flowers to beautify Jinja town will be grown.
07:37
07:37

UPDF Devising Means of Desilting Lake Victoria, Nile River operation 1 1 Top story

George Musinguzi, the UPDF Spokesperson in Busoga sub region, says they have teamed up with experts from the National Environment Management Authority and National Fisheries Resources Research institute-NAFIRRI to ensure that their operations are nondestructive to aquatic life.
12:19
12:19

Three Acre Floating Island Gets Closer to Nalubaale Dam meter 2 1 Top story

Maj. Ivan Tukei, a UPDF Officer attached to the Engineering Brigade, says they had hopped of summing up their operations by clearing part of the debris that clogged the turbines this afternoon, but were shocked to find another floating island closer to the power plant.
16:57
16:57

Kiira, Bujagali Power Plants Fully Restored - Eskom operation 2 2 Top story

According to ESKOM Uganda Limited, the company with a concession to operate and maintain Nalubaale and Kiira Hydro Power stations, the floating Island which originated from Lake Victoria Basin as a result of the current rising water levels created extensive debris and waste material that blocked the water intake screens, through which water for power generation is transported.
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