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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.
12:54
12:54

Improved Infrastructure Attracts More Factories at Namanve Industrial Park solar lighting 4 1

The government has been implementing key infrastructure developments at Namanve through contractor-facilitated financing arrangements. They include tarmacking over 44 kilometres of road networks, bridges, traffic management systems, solar lighting, water, and power distribution systems.
09:51
09:51

Eight Charcoal Dealers Remanded For Violating Charcoal Ban 1 1

They were charged with two counts of illegal transportation of forest produce contrary to sections 32 (1), (a), and sections 34 (1) & (2) of the National Forestry and Tree Planting Act 2003. The other charge is the illegal transportation and trade in Forest products (charcoal) contrary to Executive Order No 3 issued by President Yoweri Museveni on May 19 this year.
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14:44

Environment Minister Calls for Fresh Debate on Kaveera Ban public health 1

Sam Cheptoris, the Minister of Water and Environment said the ban has become complicated for the Ministry to implement despite the existing legal frameworks such as the National Environment Bill, 2017, thus requiring renewed debate in the House.
11:27
11:27

Wetland Encroachers in Mbarara City Given One Month to Vacate 4 3

Francis Kahangwa, the chairperson of LC II Rwakishakis ward said he has registered six cases of people fighting for boundaries in the wetland but their cases were forwarded to the Region Environment Police.
10:53
10:53

Contractor Abandons Construction in Masaka City Wetland 1

In the past, leaders in Masaka city and environmental conservation activists have been at loggerheads with a senior officer of Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF identified as Major Patrice Mugume who hired trucks to dump the soil in a wetland, clearing part of it for construction.
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15:14

Encroachers Using Herbicides to Destroy Wetlands in Rwampara 3 1

Joconoius Musingwire, the National Environment Management Authority-NEMA regional manager in southwestern Uganda says they have identified the use of herbicides as a new and easiest method used by encroachers. Some of the herbicides used to clear wetlands include weed master 24D and DUDU.
16:34
16:34

Sembabule District Surveyor Arrested over Attempted Wetland Giveaway 1

Mulema was arrested on the orders of the Ramathan Walugembe, the Sembabule Resident District Commissioner after it emerged he was facilitating the illegal land-titling for part of river Katanga catchment area in Rushulu sub county.
12:36
12:36

Ministry Renews Demands For Special Courts to Handle Environment Cases 2 1

According to Anywar, while they intend to safeguard the environment from destruction, their efforts are being frustrated by the ordinary court system under which encroachers take refuge to justify their actions or win arbitrary awards against the government.
14:25
14:25

Diversion of Sewerage Pipes in Wetlands Irk Division Leaders in Gulu 1 2

Moses Abonga, the Laroo Division LC 3 Chairperson reveals that several parts of the wetlands have been cultivated, adding that farmers use contaminated water to irrigate vegetables, which is a threat to public health and safety.
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