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16:20
16:20

Jinja City Intensifies Operation Against Roadside Vendors illegal 1 1

The Jinja City Spokesperson, Rajab Kitto says that the operation was sanctioned early this week due to unregulated businesses that have been set up in the city.
08:01
08:01

FPU Impounds Illegal Fishing Gear in Busoga Mayuge 1 1

The dealers normally store the illegal fishing nets in their homes and sell them off to clients, most of whom in the end act as their agents within the remote landing sites across different lakes within the country.
07:25
07:25

500 People in Panic Over Looming Eviction resident 3

Speaking to journalists on Saturday, the residents who use part of the land for distilling waragi, say they will lose their source of livelihood if the authorities evict them. Nelson Opoka is one of the affected residents. According to Opoka, he inherited the land from his late predecessors in 2003 and decided to construct rental units housing 12 tenants.
11:47
11:47

UMEME Loses UGX 2Billion in Power Thefts in Jinja Area community 1 1

UMEME’s Jinja area manager, Paul Ssempira however says that despite their efforts to sensitize communities on the dangers involved in power thefts, the vice tends to thrive, which has since compromised the power supply chain to the legally connected consumers.
14:15
14:15

Fisheries Minister Threatens to Expose Illegal Fishermen Masquerading As Statehouse Agents body 1 3

Addressing staff at the National Fisheries Resources Research Institute-NAFIRRI in Jinja city on Wednesday, Adoa claimed that most illegal fishermen are wealthy individuals who use their influence to engage in illegal fishing practices without any restraint.
10:54
10:54

FPU Destroys 1,000 illegal Fishing Nets in Mayuge area 2 2

The illegal nets comprised 1,044 beach seines and 88 monofilament nets which they say have been depleting the lake of all its’ fish species.
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.
14:43
14:43

Court Halts Implementation of Digital Tax Stamps Uganda 1

The order signed by the Deputy Registrar Dr. Agnes Nkonge stays URA from enforcing the transition period deadline which the tax body had set before slapping heavy fines to manufacturers and importers of several gazette goods including bottled water, soda, beer, wine, spirits, and tobacco.
16:25
16:25

46 Soldiers Dropped from Fisheries Protection Unit district 1 2 Top story

According to Ssebukera, the move is aimed at cleaning the unit following persistent complaints of incompetence and brutality leaved against the unit.
11:44
11:44

Fisheries Protection Unit Destroys 1500 Illegal Fishnets government 2 2 Top story

Maj. Joseph Ssebukera, the Commandant of the UPDF Fisheries Protection Unit on Eastern Lake Victoria, says the impounded nets carry electric current, which peels off fish skin causing it to die and float on the lake.
10:15
10:15

Fire Guts Amber Court Market in Jinja investigation 1 5

The fire destroyed more than 30 stalls and 25 kiosks. The items destroyed include wooden stalls, fridges, and groceries like 80 bags of posho, 150 bags of rice, fruits and vegetables, among others.
18:56
18:56

Gov't Denies Brutality Against Fishermen home 3

Last week, the Speaker of Parliament directed the Government to issue a statement in regards to allegations of torture, arrests and intimidation by the Uganda Peoples Defense Forces UPDF.
14:18
14:18

Gov't Finalising Resettlement Plan for Bukasa Residents area 5 1

Bageya Waiswa, the Ministry of Works Permanent Secretary, says they have developed a Resettlement Action Plan-RAP, which is before the Chief government Valuer.
07:14
07:14

Seven Drown In Lake Kyoga in Two Months operation 1 2

Nsamba says they have also appealed to the Fisheries Protection Unit to resume their operations on the Lake and fight the practice of fishermen gazetting certain spots on the lake, which is fueling clashes.
17:43
17:43

Ministry Moves to Curb Illegal Mining in Buhweju area 1 2 Top story

John Asiimwe, the Buhweju LC V chairperson, says organizing those involved in mining will help harmonize mining activities in the area.
07:55
07:55

Kabale Butchers Pin Vet Officers for Extortion complaint 4

They claim the veterinary officers led by the Kabale District Veterinary Officer, Bernard Kabagembe charge them Shillings 2000 for inspecting a goat and Shillings 5000 for a cow, which they claim is illegal.
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