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16:32
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UGX 11B Project for Restoring Degraded Landscape Unveiled in Acholi World Vision Uganda 1 5

Speaking at the project launch in Gulu City, Edward Khaukha, the World Vision Uganda Regional Programme Manager for Northern/Karamoja Region says the FMNR project seeks to promote the conservation of natural tree cover by farmers.
17:18
17:18

NFA Auctions 5,326 Bags of Impounded Charcoal 1 1

Robert Balinda Akankwasa of M/S Intrepid Recovery Associates Ltd announced that they had reached an agreement with NFA to auction the charcoal through public auctioning, with each bag being priced at Shillings 25,000. The auctioneer will receive 3% of the total sales and 900,000 Shillings for media advertising expenses after the final sale.
08:06
08:06

Over 6,000 Sacks of Impounded Charcoal Rot Away in Gulu 3 4 Top story

On Friday, our reporter visited the site and found most of the charcoal bags torn due to long exposure to the sun and rain leaving the charcoal exposed.
13:34
13:34

Prosecutor Calls for Tougher Sentences On Illegal Charcoal Dealers Climate Change 1

Nyipir told the court on Thursday that the level of environmental destruction fueled by the growing commercial charcoal trade in the region is at an alarming level and needed a tougher sentence if the vice is to stop.
10:01
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Residents Reject Opening of Lukodi Central Forest Reserve Boundary 1 1

Ventorina Acaa, 70, says that the contested land does not belong to NFA but was rather offered to BAT for tobacco growing, adding that the trees in the area were used for drying tobacco.
08:37
08:37

Amuru Impounds Over 1,000 Bags of Charcoal 1

Amuru Resident District Commissioner, Stephen Odong Latek told Uganda Radio Network in an interview Monday that six trucks and a lorry carrying the charcoal were impounded in the operation that kicked off last week.
07:42
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Farmers Accuse Masaka Environment Officers of Selective Law Enforcement 3 1

The district natural resources officers backed by the police are conducting operations in which they have cut down several acres of seasonal crops and plants grown in the different wetlands; with an aim of restoring them to mitigate adverse climate change effects.
17:23
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Acholi MPs Criticize Army, Police Over Persistent Insecurity in Apaa Apaa land conflict 1 6

At least seven people sustained severe injuries and more than 200 grass thatched huts were razed down in Paka Paka, and Oyanga villages following fresh attacks by armed men suspected to have crossed from Adjumani District.
09:50
09:50

NFA Launches Mass Reforestation Drive in Gulu District 5 1

The drive will see at least 200,000 tree seedlings of different varieties planted by the community and different entities planted yearly.
15:56
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NFA Fetches UGX 12 Million From Impounded Charcoal 1

Haruna Busobozi, the NFA Sector Manager for West Acholi, which comprises Gulu, Omoro, Nwoya and Amuru districts told URN on Tuesday that the charcoal bags were impounded between January and March this year.
11:38
11:38

Charcoal Dealers Clear Shea Nut Trees in Acholi Attiak Sub County 1 2

In Okidi North and East Villages in Attiak Sub County in Amuru district, more than 100 acres of Shea nut trees have been cut down by the charcoal dealers.
09:03
09:03

Tears As Police, NFA Raids Illegal Charcoal Camp in Amuru 3 5 Top story

Xavier Sekanabo from the Environmental Police Protection Unit who led the operation said that they have no mercy for the charcoal dealers because they are depleting the environment and indiscriminately destroying the endangered tree species including Afzelia Africana, shea and mahogany among others. She told URN that she has been in the business for only three months following a connection with a friend and has never cut trees or burnt charcoal but been buying in small scale.
08:23
08:23

Can Gen Lokech Win the War on Illegal Logging in Acholi? 5 1 Top story

Gen Lokech specifically pointed fingers at the Resident District Commissioners, District Police Commanders, and some political heads as some of the offices through which crime is abetted. Gen Lokech linked the current “abnormal” temperature experienced in the region to the plunder of forest resources and destruction of the forest cover.
16:57
16:57

NFA Gulu Fetches UGX 148M From Illegal Charcoal Business Fines 2

Haruna Busubozi, the NFA Sector Manager for Gulu disclosed to URN on Thursday that they auctioned over 2000 charcoal bags at between Shillings 20,000 and 25,000 and sent the money to the national treasury.
08:22
08:22

Deputy Attorney General Halts Eviction of Nine Villages from NFA Land 4

Kafuuzi revealed that the government has a special fund earmarked for compensating landlords who intend to evict Ugandans from their areas of settlement and promised to dispatch a team to evaluate the land and they buy it for the locals.
20:53
20:53

Wakiso Boss Names and Shames 'Untouchable' Sand Miners, Grabbers of Protected Forest 5

Matiya Lwanga Bwanika says that the people involved in degrading the environment especially participating in unacceptable sand mining, wiping out natural forests by cutting down trees and thereafter grabbing land meant for forest reserves are mostly high profile people who are known to be untouchable and therefore no policy from the current regime can apprehend them.
16:18
16:18

NFA Stuck With 70,000 Tree Seedlings UNHCR

The seedlings were donated to NFA Gulu branch in October last year by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees-UNHCR to be distributed to refugees and their host communities in Lamwo and Adjumani districts.
17:38
17:38

NFA Set Ablaze Seven Houses in Amuru District 4

One of the victims whose houses was burnt identified as Opwonya Laywer says the armed men in came to the area and asked them to leave the area immediately before setting the houses ablaze. Michael Lakony, Amuru district LCV chairperson says this is not the first-time huts are being burnt in the area ever since the border dispute between Amuru and Adjumani started some years back.
15:48
15:48

Lamwo Leaders Halt Aswa Forest Boundary Opening 3

Hundreds of residents occupying the land started a Protest on Friday morning alleging that the exercise may see them evicted from the land they called home for many years. They also accuse NFA officials of destroying their crops and brutalizing those challenging the exercise.
11:22
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Sembabule District Moots Tough Ordinance Against Tree Cutting 1 1

Byarugaba says the district is facing high environmental degradation, characterized by mass tree cutting and depletion of swamps for charcoal burning and agriculture respectively. He says the department is considering tough regulations against the practices that harm the environment to save the area from severe weather conditions.
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