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08:02
08:02

Entebbe Free Trade Zone Nears Completion, Promising Significant Economic Benefits Lake Victoria 2

The Entebbe facility is designed to promote export-led investment by offering duty exemptions, making Uganda's exports more competitive in international markets.
07:32
07:32

FPU Donates Life Jackets to Fishing Communities in Jinja city fisherman 1

The official handover took place at Masese landing site on Monday, where Southern Division Mayor Nasser Ashiraf received the donation during an engagement with UPDF officers.
13:58
13:58

Five Dead, 14 Rescued from Capsized Boat in Buvuma Lake Victoria 1

The boat, which was reportedly overloaded with a nonspecified number of people broke into two pieces and capsized shortly before docking at Zinga Island in Buvuma District last evening.
09:03
09:03

Jinja Residents Demand Civilian Staff for Boat Ambulances MOH 3 2

The boat ambulance was provided to largely evacuate patients from the Islands of Kisiima I, Kisiima II, Rwabitooke and other small islands scattered along parts of Lake Victoria in Jinja district. The boat will also support rescue operations of fishermen and other water transport users in Lake Victoria and River Nile respectively.
16:33
16:33

Uganda's Hands Over 29 Arrested Errant Fishermen to Kenyan for Trial in Their Country district 1

Ruto Chepchumba, the Busia county commissioner, says that the suspects will undergo full trial under the Kenyan law on fisheries, adding that they will serve as an example to their colleagues who have become perennial trespassers into Ugandan waters.
14:43
14:43

Marine Police Retrieve Body from Lake Victoria child

Faizal Mudhumba, another fisherman, says that their family has been experiencing psychological discomfort ever since his brother went missing.
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.
15:01
15:01

Two Fishermen Drown in Lake Victoria deceased

Rashid Kasaajja, the Bukagabo landing site chairperson, says that much as the Fisheries Protection Unit-FPU personnel have labored to sensitize fishermen on the disadvantages of using illegal fishing gear, which contribute to the increase of fatal accidents across the lake, most of them have remained adamant.
18:23
18:23

Swimming Pool Attendants, Fishermen, Retooled in Water Safety Skills accident 3 1

Hassan Latif, a water safety coach attached to Masdar says that Busoga sub-region is still grappling with the challenge of managing drowning cases due to overloading of passenger boats and use of illegal boats during fishing activities.
14:26
14:26

Jinja Officials Commission Construction of US$13M Rescue Center project 1 1

Philemon Kudeera, the coordinator of the project, says that his colleagues were sensitized on the merits of the project and have since embraced it. He says that the construction of such a facility will boost safety sensitization drives across the Lake Victoria shoreline in Jinja and the surrounding areas.
15:25
15:25

Body of MV Orion Captain Retrieved from Lake Victoria landing 1

Oking's body was on Wednesday found by the Police Marine Unit trapped by underground rocks.
20:14
20:14

Police Intensifies Search for Missing MV Orion Captain Lake Victoria 1

Eyewitnesses say that Oking was last seen buying snacks from the Kibugambata food market on Masese landing site on Monday.
11:55
11:55

Delayed Funding Frustrating Research on Lake Victoria financial year 2 1

Each State is required to pay annual subscription fees of USD 485,000. The funds facilitate studies that guide countries on how best to preserve the different Lake Victoria species from extinction. The member states include Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Burundi.
11:26
11:26

Strong Winds Destroy Houses in Mukono Lake Victoria 2 3

The winds also destroyed Prayer Life Church, plantations of banana, coffee and trees.
16:09
16:09

Two Namayingo Fishermen Drown in Lake Victoria fisherman

“A big boat together with the engine costs about Shillings 3.5 million and most of the fishermen who cannot afford such continue to use small boats well aware that, their lives are at risk more so during this rainy season,” he said.
16:54
16:54

Teenager Killed by Crocodile in Namayingo deceased

It is reported that the child Juliet Nakyaki, from Bumera C Village in Mutumba sub-county had gone to fetch water from Lake Victoria on Friday evening, when a crocodile attacked her. Fishermen mounted a search for the deceased’s remains since Friday night but only managed to recover part of them from a swamp one the lakeshore on Sunday morning.
09:18
09:18

Illegal Fishing Frustrates Plan to Restock Indigenous Species in L. Victoria Lake Victoria 3 1

Residents operating under Hope for Nature, a Community Based Organization-CBO supported by People’s Trust for Endangered Species-PTES in the United Kingdom started restocking the lake with the singida tilapia fish, locally known as Empongo in December 2020 at six conservation lake bays in Koome Islands.
13:26
13:26

Flipflopi Plastic Boat Expedition Excites Jinja Residents Lake Victoria 1 1

The Kenyan made plastic dhow is being showcased on selected beaches across Lake Victoria in the countries of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda with an aim of challenging central governments, local governments and private entities on the need to take action against plastic pollution in East Africa’s largest water body.
12:51
12:51

Unregulated Sand Mining Threatening Fish Breeding Areas in Mayuge, Jinja Lake Victoria 2 2

A local government official in Mayuge told URN that the unregulated sand mining has led to the widening of the lake shores.
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