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16:26
16:26

Dr. Tom Okia Okurut: The Environment, Conservation Steward NEMA 1 Top story

Tom Okurut’s work at NEMA ‘was crucial in regulation and enforcement against threats to the environment and conservation. He has been credited for strong environmental regulation of the oil and gas sector in Uganda.
12:21
12:21

Residents Complain over Pollution from Sugar Factory in Nakasongola Water Pollution 1 6

Ivan Kyeyune a resident of Namunsala village says that apart from animals, the residents from over 20 villages in Kakooge town and sub county have stopped fetching water from the wetland over fears of side effects of the contaminated water.
08:31
08:31

NEMA Halts Operations of Sugar Factory in Luwero over Pollution 1 1

The factory located at Ndibulungi village in Butuntumula Sub-County is one of the eminent brown sugar manufacturers, suppliers and exporters of Africa. However, the Environment Protection body faults the factory for operating without a wastewater treatment facility.
20:11
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Lawyer Ordered to Demolish Structures on Gulu Wetland 1 2

Eric Lajul, a lawyer working with Nimungu Associated advocates in Gulu City is accused of illegally reclaiming a wetland and setting up grass-thatched cottages for a recreational business along Gulu-Kampala Highway.
11:40
11:40

Sembabule Leaders, Minister Anifa Kawooya Faceoff Over Wetland 1 2

The authority issued a certificate of no objection to the State Minister for Health in Charge of General Duties Anifa Kawooya Bangirana, to utilize a part of Kafumu wetland in Mitete Sub County for agricultural purposes.
15:36
15:36

Process for Award of EACOP Construction License Starts tilenga oil project 2 1

East African Crude Oil Pipeline(EACOP) Ltd at the beginning of July applied for a construction license from the governments of Uganda and Tanzania.
19:04
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Masaka City Authorities Struggling to Restore Depleted Wetlands 2

Frank Ssekiziyivu, who uses part of the Ssenya village to prepare vegetables, trees, and flower seedlings for commercial purposes, told Uganda Radio Network that the city enforcement teams only managed to evict a few people who were cultivating near the main road.
11:03
11:03

NEMA Attributes Wetland Destruction to Lack of Enforcement 1 6

Arnold Waiswa Ayazika, the Director for Environment Management and Compliance at NEMA argues that the failure by the government to fully operationalize the National Environment Management Act of 2019, which establishes a specialized enforcement task force is a serious impediment to their operations.
11:01
11:01

MOH Joins Environmentalists Initiative to Curb Littering of Face Masks KCCA 1 1

250 youths will be trained in recycling in a project birthed from the prediction that with school reopening, there is likely going to be increased littering and mask sharing between students, something that can predispose them to infections.
09:15
09:15

Environmentalists, Investor Disagree on Killing Birds in Lwera 1 2

Last month, Chinese Investors trading as Zhong Industries Limited, formally applied to the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry, and Fisheries for permission to use aerial spray methods to kill Quelea pest-birds, which they say are a big disaster to their rice plantation project in Lwera.
11:52
11:52

Evicted Encroachers Benefit from Wetland Restoration Project in Rwampara 1 6

This is part of the Integrated Water Resources Management Project which is targeting 1,000 households to directly benefit from the new livelihood changing projects under the plan for the Restoration and Protection of the River Rwizi Ecosystem and Catchment Area.
13:19
13:19

Why Trade Must Be Part Of the Solution To Biodiversity loss 1

Unsustainable trade is behind the biodiversity crisis threatening our existence. But done sustainably, international commerce can help protect our planet’s precious resources.
14:07
14:07

Black Gold: Report Pins Security for Protecting Charcoal Cartels deforestation 1 1

“Between 2015 and 2018, some charcoal cartels counted among their members a senior cabinet minister, two senior army commanders and an assistant commissioner of the Ugandan Police Force,” the report says.
11:38
11:38

The Nile Threatened By Pollution Says Report Nile Basin 1 1 Top story

The new State of the Nile Basin Report 2020 released on Monday said localised high pollution is experienced mainly around urban centres.
11:22
11:22

Recycling Plant On The Spot for Water Pollution 8 3 Top story

According to Muwanga, following their complaints the company started diverting the smoke into water sources that are used by the community. She says the discharge of the smoke into water sources exposes the lives of hundreds of people to danger.
11:51
11:51

Chinese Investor Seeks to Expand Lwera Rice Farm Despite Public Uproar Lwera Wetland 1 2

Moses Ssempala the LCI Chairperson of Bulingo; a village next to the rice estate says the Chinese are already luring residents in the area to sell off their pieces of land for rice growing.
17:55
17:55

Seasonal Winds Intensify Flooding on Landing Sites in Kalungu 1 2

Ronald Ssemanda, the Chairperson of Kamuwunga Landing Site in Lukaya Town Council in Kalungu district says the situation has been worsened by strong seasonal winds that are splashing water far beyond the 200 meters of the buffer zones.
16:30
16:30

Sand Miners Abandon Lwera Wetland over Flooding 3 2

Robert Mukasa, one of the Excavator operators at H$Q Enterprises Limited one of the companies operating in Lwera, says that they suspended operations until the water levels reduce.
15:10
15:10

NEMA Starts Restoration of Wetlands in Rakai District 1 3

Nicholas Magala, Central region Senior Environment Inspector at NEMA has led a team of enforcement officers to destroy all plantations in wetlands as well reclaiming the river bank from any unfriendly human activities.
12:58
12:58

World Mountain Treasures Under Severe Climate Change Threats- UNEP 1 1

Their findings have informed UNEP to implement a new biodiversity protection project in Uganda aiming at saving some of the mountain treasures of the country including the Mountain Gorillas of Bwindi Impenetrable and Mgahinga National Parks.
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