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05:15
05:15

Floating Water Bike Excites Jinja Fishermen youth 3 5

Project X youth innovators is a team of six university graduates who devised means of earning income by introducing unique water transport devices within the country. This time around, they designed a bicycle with two light pipes at the sides which enable it to keep afloat along the lake.
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.
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 3 2

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.
18:42
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 1 3

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.
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 2 1

The greenhouse is an initiative of Jinja Municipality, where flowers to beautify Jinja town will be grown.
12:30
12:30

Covid-19: Factories in Jinja Lay Off Staff directive 1 2

A section of the factory operators who on Thursday evening held a closed-door meeting with selected members of the Jinja district covid19 control task force noted that they were not ready for the stringent measures issued by the government.
15:26
15:26

The Changing Face of Makerere University Hospital Jinja 5 4 Top story

Dr. Byamugisha told URN in an exclusive interview that prior to the renovation of the hospital, the delivery of health services had become difficult and expensive to manage. All this has improved, despite the insatiable demands at the Hospital. Following months of renovation work, Dr. Josaphat K. Byamugisha, the Director of the newly transformed Makerere Health Services says he breathes with a sigh of relief.
14:58
14:58

Jinja Municipal Council Staff to Work from Home municipality 1

Ochen says that the employees will be working online from home under supervision by their departmental heads.
10:37
10:37

Kakira Sugar Works Underfire from Farmers Over Supply Permits Busoga 5 1 Top story

Abdullah Luwangula, a farmer from Luuka district says the influence of politicians has jeopardised the industry as farmers stuck with mature cane are exploited and forced to sell their cane cheaply to middlemen.
13:25
13:25

Kakira Sugarcane Plantation Set Ablaze Jinja 4 3

They were allegedly burnt on Wednesday by residents of Nailo village in Kakira town council, who were protesting the death of their colleague.
16:25
16:25

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

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