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17:27
17:27

Buvuma Leaders Plead with UNRA to Tarmac Road to Landing Site Buvuma District 1 4

The LCV Chairperson Buvuma, Alex Mabiriizi says the district is struggling to repair the road since it was not budgeted for in the 2020/2021 financial year budget.
21:49
21:49

Island Communities Oblivious of COVID-19 Control Measures Lufu island 3 1

No resident is using a facemask at Lufu and Yuwe islands, which are located between eight and 10 kilometres from the main island of Buvuma. They still meet in groups, for drink ups and other social gatherings, with no physical distancing measures and no fear of a possible outbreak of coronavirus disease.
12:24
12:24

Fuel Prices Increase in Buvuma After Pump Stations Suspend Services Buvuma District 2 3 Top story

The fuel stations at Kirongo landing site and Luwanda trading center suspended their services due to failure by trucks to supply fuel from the mainland resulting from the suspension of ferry services.
16:40
16:40

Lack of Schools in Buvuma Force Pupils into Fishing Lwajje Sub county 3 1

Although, the government has set up schools in each of the sub-counties apart from Lwajje which has none. The sub-counties have several other scattered small islands attached to them, but the children are struggling to access schools.
11:12
11:12

Increasing Water Levels Interrupt Construction of Kiyindi-Kirongo Docking Piers UNRA 2 1 Top story

Engineer Ismail Kyazze, the Ferry Service Operations manager in UNRA, who is also in charge of inspecting the construction of the new ferry, says they have completed assembled the ferry and read to start work as planned.
13:53
13:53

Poor Working Conditions at Oil Palm Nursery Project Irks Buvuma Officials NOPP 1 2

“We have talked to the project managers to consider things that matters first. They have always told the people of Buvuma that the project is here to change their live. We think this must be reflected in all areas of life. The population at the site is too big to work without sanitary places this exposes their lives to diseases.” Mabiriizi explains.
17:21
17:21

Poor Road Network Threatens National Oil Palm Project in Buvuma NOPP 1 3

Alex Mabiriizi, the Buvuma District LC V Chairperson, says farmers risk making losses once the seedlings are not delivered on time because of bad roads.
22:10
22:10

NOPP Considers Hiring Kalangala Ferry to Transport Palm Oil Seedlings to Buvuma UNRA 3 1

Currently, there is a single ferry plying the route from Kiyindi landing site in Buikwe District to Kirongo landing site in Buvuma district. However, Wilson Sserunjogi, the Buvuma District Oil Palm Project Oil Person, says the ferry is in bad shape very bad shape and may not deliver the seedlings on time as anticipated.
11:06
11:06

Buvuma Residents Occupy Flooded Homes lake victoria 2 4 Top story

Charles Ayisu, the Busamuzi Sub County LC 3 Chairperson expresses fear of starvation because most of their food crops were submerged. He appeals to government work out a quick remedy for people staying near the Lake Shores to avoid a crisis in the future.
07:35
07:35

Trench Foot Disease Chasing Buvuma Boat Operators, Fishermen from Lake DHO 3 1 Top story

Dr. Baker Kanyike, the Buvuma District Health Officer-DHO confirms that immersion foot is common among people in the district, saying they recorded about 40 people turning up for treatment for a similar condition.
12:55
12:55

Residents Decry Appalling State of Lwajje Health Center II Buvuma District 3 1

It is the only facility in the sub county located on an isolated island in Lake Victoria. The facility faces challenges of poor infrastructure, inadequate human resource drug stock outs.
14:17
14:17

ULC Completes Verification Visit of Land Purchased for Oil Palm Growing Buvuma District 1 2

ULC together with representatives from Bidco and NOP visited the land in Bugabo, Buwangwe, Majjo and Bubanzi.
10:44
10:44

Missing Pastor in Buvuma Found Dead Buvuma District 1 2

Nabende also a fisherman did not return home on Monday morning as it was expected from a night fishing shift creating suspicion among his family members to start his search before filling a missing case on Tuesday at the district police station
13:29
13:29

Vegetable Oil Development Project Opens Oil Palm Nurseries in Buvuma bidco uganda 2 1 Top story

Wilson Sserunjogi, the VODP Focal Person in Buvuma District notes that they have started setting up a nursery bed and expect to be ready by March next year. He says they intend to start with about 36, 000 seedlings from Benin to benefit the out growers.
15:22
15:22

Army Operations Persist in Buvuma Islands In Disregard of Parliamentary Resolution Buvuma District 2 1 Top story

The soldiers reportedly pulled down four days and confiscated two boats. Patrick Kawuka, the LC I Chairperson of Bugulu Village and one of the boat owners explains that the soldiers claimed that his boat was once involved in the transportation of immature fish.
07:04
07:04

Boat Operators Hike Prices After Suspension of Kiyindi-Buvuma Ferry Services UNRA 1 4 Top story

Teddy Nakato, a dealer in sweet plantain says she was forced to offload the bananas from two trucks and transport it using small boats. Nakato expresses distress for hiring trucks, which are now stranded at the island. This means she will have to pay the truck owner for extra days they will have to spend at the island without working. She pays about Shillings 250, 000 for three days.
08:20
08:20

Buvuma Authorities Fault Mukono Land Board for Illegal Transactions Buvuma District 3

The Buvuma District Principal Administrative Secretary-PAS, Ismael Kabonge, says they asked Mukono District Land to refer all land transactions in Buvuma to their board and area land committees. He however, says to their surprise Mukono District Land Board has continued handling land matters in Buvuma district without consulting them.
11:20
11:20

Buvuma District Adopts New Charging Policy to Increase Local Revenue 1

The Assistant Chief Administrative Officer-ACAO Ismael Kabonge told Uganda Radio Network that since the creation of Buvuma district in July 1 2010 it has been failing to collect the estimated local revenue and making recoveries of unrealized amounts due to gaps in the legal framework.
14:02
14:02

Buvuma District Employees Struggle for Office Space 1 1 Top story

The Buvuma District LC 5 Chairperson, Alex Mabiriizi admits the space problems. He says that they had started building a new office block to expand their working area but it stalled when they changed the architectural plan
14:15
14:15

Buvuma Seeks to Introduce New Rules to Retain Workers Buvuma District 1 3

Alex Mabirizi, the Buvuma LC V Chairperson, says the district is remote and surrounded by water; many people apply for jobs whenever they see adverts in papers and seek transfer immediately they are posted.
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