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13:27
13:27

Plastic Waste Biggest Threat to Wetlands in Hoima Residents 4 1

The plastic garbage in the city is left uncollected and ends up in drainage channels and wetlands. In some places, the plastic waste is left to decompose on its own.
18:38
18:38

Government Criticised for Neglecting Environment water 3

Economist, Fred Muhumuza particularly condemned the creation of too many and small administrative units, that have seen districts subdivided into smaller units.
14:18
14:18

Kasese District Leaders Raise Flag Over Illegal Sand Mining environment 5 2

Kasese Municipality Mayor Godfrey Kabyanga says that rivers are now damaged with unfilled pits which will eventually endanger the river bed causing grave destruction once water volumes increase.
13:20
13:20

Gov’t Insists on Wetland Demarcation in Wakiso Amid Resistance district 5 1

Ali Wamala Ngudde, a resident, claims that some people own titles in the areas which the ministry is claiming to be wetlands. He says that the ministry needs to be careful while trading on their land.
10:55
10:55

Wakiso Needs UGX 40B to Link Bussi Island to Mainland road 4 1 Top story

Bussi Island, which is 10kilometers away from Entebbe town, remains secluded and visibly detached from the rest of Wakiso district because of poor physical infrastructure and lack of proper transport means.
12:29
12:29

Inside Kamunyu’s 10 Points Agenda for MUASA people 3 1

Shortly after taking Oath, Dr. Kamunyu listed ten issues, which he said will be his key areas of focus. Kamunyu, who was overwhelmingly returned after serving six-months suspension from the university, says the past two years at the helm of the association have educated him and given him a lot of satisfaction.
11:12
11:12

Locusts Invasion: Public Health Specialists Weigh in On Impact of Chemicals district 7 4

Arnold Waiswa Ayazika, the NEMA director, Environmental Monitoring and Compliance says beyond the suppressing of the locusts, NEMA is interested in monitoring the potential impact of chemicals on water sources, food crops and or any other non-target organisms.
12:32
12:32

Courts Incapable of Enforcing Human Rights –Law Don parliament 4 4

According to Dr Tusasirwe, the courts were initially not designed as rights enforcement mechanisms but as instruments of law and order and regulation of transactions such as business, land and marriage among others. He argues that in their current state, courts look at enforcement of rights as a secondary role.
10:44
10:44

Mercury Exposure; The Ticking Time-Bomb for Buhweju Communities environment 3 1

The groups say that artisanal miners are continuously using toxic mercury to extract minute pieces of gold that is mixed in the soil, and other materials. The process entails mixing mercury with materials containing Gold, in order to form a mercury-gold amalgam, which is later heated to a temperature that vaporizes the mercury and leaves behind the Gold.
12:14
12:14

NEMA Snubs CSOs Petition on Oil Pipeline Assessment Report environment 5 1

The National Agricultural Management Authority-NEMA has snubbed a petition by civil societies under Civil Society Coalition on Oil and Gas-CSCO which requested the environment body not to approve the east African oil pipeline environment and social impact assessment report.
16:35
16:35

Tree Cutting at Makerere University Angers Environmentalists food 6 3

Dr. Gerald Eilu, a Forest Biology and Ecosystems Management lecturer at Makerere University says that it is wrong for the university management to cut the trees especially during the breeding season for the birds.
11:24
11:24

Fishing Suspended on Lake Nyakiyanja Over Suspected Poisoning fisherman 1 3 Top story

Francis Bagumire, a fisherman faults government for failure to institute measures on safe pesticide and chemical usage. He says that the incident is a big challenge to the fishermen since they rely on fishing for their livelihood.
19:29
19:29

Delays in Kampala Schools as PLE Start area 2 4

At Kisuule Nursery & Primary School, Bukoto, papers were received at exactly 8:10 a.m. by Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) scouts and supervisors in the absence of invigilators. There were still no invigilators at the school after 9 a.m., sending the administrators into a panic.
16:28
16:28

Kyenjojo Youths Transforming Plastic Waste into Pavers garbage 1 2

One of the group members Wyclef Waako, explains that their innovation was inspired by the tones of plastic waste in the district, and the need for a possible solution to the problem. Waako is a graduate of Conservation Biology from Makerere University.
12:31
12:31

South Sudan to Host Regional Scouts Inter-Patrol Competitions district 3 2

According to Patrick Bamukunda Batukura, the Assistant Chief Commissioner in charge of Training at the Uganda Scouts Association –USA, the winning teams will be taken through training to ensure they win at regional level as well.
07:57
07:57

Mak Don Gets UGX 480m Climate Change Grant people 2

The research will involve investigating the probable influence of this temperature limit on crop production and water needs including the influence on rainfall, humidity, winds and cloudiness over Uganda.
18:52
18:52

Uganda's Forest Cover Completely Depleted-Environment Minister company 4 2

Uganda’s forest cover has been depleted to 8% up from 24% in 1990s, largely attributed to human encroachment for different activities such as tree cutting for charcoal and timber as well as agriculture.
11:57
11:57

Parents Don’t Have Time for Us –Children Speak Out Jinja 8 4

Bruno Muwuluzi, a student from Uplands High School, said that some of their colleagues on streets come from poverty stricken families and distant areas where they are offered to buyers by their parents under the pretext of finding jobs for them.
17:58
17:58

NEMA Destroys Crops, Trees in Rufuha Wetland environment 3

The wetland has been under threat as residents encroach on the catchment area which drains into river Kagyera and connects to Lake Nyabihoko.
10:31
10:31

Lake Victoria Communities Launch Tree Planting Campaign sanitation 1 1

A 2016 report by UNICEF indicates that most communities within and at the shoreline of Lake Victoria are most affected by waterborne and neglected tropical diseases.
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