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10:28
10:28

Karamoja Leaders Demand Desilting of Dams 1 3

The multi-billion water projects such as Kobebe in Moroto, Arechek in Napak, Longoromit in Kaabong, Kaomeri in Abim, and Kailong in Kotido which were constructed between 2009 and 2011 are now silted due to the poor management by the pastoral communities.
09:48
09:48

Moroto District Officials Decry Limited Funding for Kobebe Dam kobebe dam dries 3 2

The dam located about 50km from Moroto was constructed by the Ministry of Water in 2010 at a cost of 6 billion shillings.
10:46
10:46

Former VP Begins Work, Directs Cancellation of Kitubulu Titles NFA 4 4

Bukenya who invited officials from the National Forestry Authority, National Environment Management Authority, Entebbe Municipal Council, Ministry of Water, Lands and Environment, and a civil society group acting on the environment was shocked to hear that portions of the forest have been parceled out and handed to individuals and companies for private development.
20:24
20:24

Gov’t Launches National Gazette For Wetlands 5 1

Speaking at the event, Stephen David Mugabi, the Director Environment Affairs at the Ministry of Environment says the gazette is an instrument that will help the government inform the public of the precise location of every wetland.
08:18
08:18

150,000 Residents in Alebtong Lack Access to Clean Water 4

The district water source functionality rate stands at 70% against the national which is at 84%. Community members drink water from unprotected wells shared by animals while some of the wells also dry up during the dry season.
10:36
10:36

Activists Embark on 700Km Awareness Walk to Save River Nile 4 1

Joseph Odong, a Senior Water Officer at the Ministry of Water and Environment told Uganda Radio Network in an interview that the walk is instrumental in drumming up support towards saving river Nile.
16:15
16:15

Charcoal Ban Covers All Acholi Sub-Region, Gov't Clarifies forest degradation 1 3

Environment Permanent Secretary Alfred Okot Okidi says whereas the directive was specifically given in Gulu District, implementation cuts across the entire sub-region.
08:10
08:10

MPs Demand Cancellation of Illegal Land Titles on Forest Reserves 3 1

In the report, Kaaya noted that natural forests in central reserves that include; Bugoma Forest, Mabira Forest in Lugazi, Kisisiro and Namazina Forests in Buikwe, Namyooya, Namamve in Mukono, Kiwula, and Wamaale in Kayunga District have been encroached on.
14:36
14:36

Luwero District, NFA Disagree Over Issuance of Mov't Permits local revenue 1 3

Erastus Kibirango the LC 5 Chairperson of Luwero district says that they expected NFA officials to ensure that the truck drivers comply with regulations to pay for licenses and permits from the district but not to harass those that comply.
11:59
11:59

Kalungu Farmers Demand Financial Support to Utilize Multi-Million Irrigation Schemes 2 2

The farmers near the irrigation plants demand that the system is widely expanded to a wider coverage such that its benefits can be felt by the general public instead of limiting it to a few groups that are being served apparently.
17:57
17:57

Rage as EPPU Slashes Rice Fields in Otuke 1 2 Top story

Early this year, President, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni ordered all wetland encroachers across the country to vacate with immediate effect. The president said that the people who were forced into wetlands by the colonial government will be compensated whereas those who willfully settled in and conducted illegal activities would be kicked out without compensation.
09:01
09:01

Kwania, Ministry of Environment Launch Mass Tree Planting Drive 4

Opollot Apollo Benard, the Kwania deputy Chief Administrative Officer says the district seeks to plant 20,000 tree seedlings annually in an attempt to mitigate environment related problems.
11:28
11:28

Eight Arrested in Kwania for Encroaching on Wetlands 3

The suspects currently detained at Kwania Central Police Station have reportedly been using the wetland for cultivation and brick laying.
13:03
13:03

NEMA Destroys 25 Hectares of Rice, 15 Houses in Oyam 4 2 Top story

Afyai Silvanus, the Nothern Uganda Regional Wetland Coordinator, says that the operation is an attempt to restore over 90 percent of the wetland coverage within Abok sub-county.
09:24
09:24

Another Round in 30-Year Fight for Rock in Lira City Ends 1

In September 2021, Ssalamu Godfrey Ngobi, the Assistant Registrar of Lira High Court issued a temporary injunction restraining Ibuje sub-county and Matrix Lands from carrying out any activities at Ibuje rock.
19:21
19:21

Water Scarcity Inciting Sexual Abuse of Teenage Girls in Luwero 2

Bukiibi village Chairman Pontian Katumba says that the problem has not only affected the access to water for use, but it has now threatened the sexual health of the girls who are not going to school due to the COVID-19 induced lockdown of schools.
14:17
14:17

Environmentalists Demand Increased Funding for Climate Change Mitigation 3 1

Dr Tom Okurut, the Executive Director of National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), notes that Uganda needs over 150 Billion Uganda Shillings annually to effectively address climate change mitigations and effects.
20:19
20:19

Focus Turns to Thousands That Drown Without Rescue Drowning 5 1 Top story

Fredrick Oporia, a Researcher based at the Makerere University School of Public Health says at least 95% of the people do not use life jackets and often only a few of them get rescue support when they drown.
14:30
14:30

Gov’t Starts Construction of UGX 6.5 Billion Piped Water Facility at Elegu Elegu border 3 1

The 12-month project co-funded by the Germany Financial Cooperation through KfW, a German state-owned development bank will cover six villages of Lorikor East; Lorikor West, Bibia East, Bibia West, Kaladima East and Kaladima West.
12:05
12:05

Nakasongola Leaders Advocate For Construction of Mini Water Supply Schemes Water Scarcity 3 1

In Lwabyata Sub County, only 37% of residents have access to clean water. Samuel Muruuli, a resident say a jerrycan of water often goes up to Shillings 700 in the dry season.
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