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18:15
18:15

Serere, Kumi NRM Winners Declared Despite Glaring Irregularities Serere District 2 1

“I am surprised to hear that I got 110 votes in my polling station. To be honest, in this house, I got only ten votes and the winner there had 101 votes. How come that I was added 100 votes and the winner more than 500 votes? Something is fishy in this election and the officials know what they did at the polling stations”, one of the candidates said.
15:01
15:01

Voting Called Off in Five Polling Stations in Serere Serere District 2 1

Mislam Eburu, the Sub County Supervisor of Kyere Sub County says he couldn’t risk allowing voting when voters failed to cooperate with the officials at the polling station. He explains that some people turned violent when officials asked them to wear masks and keep a distance from each other.
08:05
08:05

Serere Security Team Issues Tight Guidelines to Politicians Serere District 1 1

During the meeting, some of the candidates raised complaints of unfair treatment by law enforcement officers while favoring their rivals.
10:28
10:28

Kagwara Fishermen Fail to Use Temperature Guns Lake Kyoga 2 1 Top story

Bernard Ariangu, the Chairperson of Fisheries Protection Unit- FPU at Kagwara Landing site, explains that they have not been able to take the temperature of any person since they received the temperature gun.
08:39
08:39

Frustrated Farmer Cuts Orange Trees Over Strange Disease Serere District 2 2 Top story

63-year-old Paul Opio cut down his orchard in Opucet Village, which has been earning him at least Shillings 10 million annually after realizing huge losses. Opio started planting oranges in 2009 and has since diversified to other crops like water melons, tomatoes and bananas among others.
17:35
17:35

Farmers Count Losses as Water Submerges Roads in Serere Serere District 3 1

Penninah Atweo, a resident of Agologolo Village in Bugondo Sub County says the condition of the road has affected their livelihoods as costs of transport have more than doubled. Atweo, who sells vegetables says that she spends 16,000 shillings on the transport alone instead of 4,000 she used to pay before the roads were submerged.
16:50
16:50

Fishermen Reap Big at Kagwara After Fishing Ban Nile Perch 2 1 Top story

Bernard Ariangu, the Chairperson of Fisheries Protection Unit- FPU at Kagwara landing site, says the least each boat gets per day is 30 kilograms of Nile Perch.
10:52
10:52

Lake Kyoga Fishermen Exempted From Taxes For Six Months Minister Helen Adoa 1 1

Adona says that the tax holiday for fishermen is to help them recover from the losses incurred during the fishing ban.
15:11
15:11

Poor State of Roads Irks Serere Leaders Serere District 1 1

The road network in the district has worsened following the rising water levels from Lake Kyoga that has cut off roads to the main landing sites in the district. Currently, Kagwara, Mugarama and Mulondo landing sites main access routes in Serere are inaccessible.
10:34
10:34

Gov’t to Rehabilitate Kagwara Fish Handling Facility Serere District 2 1

Dr Edward Rukunya, the Director of Fisheries Resources at the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries- MAAIF says that the dilapidated structure will be rehabilitated this financial year.
08:01
08:01

Pictorial; Families Thrilled as Gov't Lifts L.Kyoga Fishing Ban Minister Helen Adoa

The suspension of Fishing activities rendered thousands of households vulnerable because many of them solely depended on the lake for their livelihood. Many people, who had never been to their homes for long, had to relocate from landing sites that had become part of their lives.
08:05
08:05

Fisherman Drowns As Minister Lifts Ban on Lake Kyoga Serere District

"I have just received information that two fishermen had seized the opportunity of Fisheries Protection Unit busy schedule to conduct illegal fishing. Unfortunately, one has died and the other saved by residents in Mugama. This act of sneaking into the lake must stop because many people have lost lives in the process", she said.
12:47
12:47

Fisheries Protection Unit Accused of Aiding Illegal Fishing in Serere Law Enforcement 2 1

Illegal fishing activities are on the rise in Serere due to the alleged collusion between FPU and the fishing communities.
21:48
21:48

National Drug Authority Impounds Smuggled Drugs in Teso Serere District 1 1

The impounded drugs include herbal concoctions like Super Mulabe, which is marketed as a wonder drug for all ailments including HIV/AIDS, as well as Kisakyamuzadde, Lubyamira and Buzira.
14:49
14:49

Fishermen in Serere Struggling to Survive over Fishing Ban Serere District 2 1

Simon Okwi, the Parish Councilor of Kagwara says the situation of the fishing community has been worsened by the COVID-19 lock down. He notes that some families have split, leaving children to fend for themselves.
14:25
14:25

Construction of Recommended Boats Starts in Serere Lake Kyoga 2 2 Top story

John Peter Aseun, the Chairperson of the Fish Protection Unit in Ajuba, says much as they have mobilised people to register r as boat owners, fishmongers and fishermen, a good number is unable to meet the demands of the new fishing regulations due to financial constraints and lack of National Identity Cards.
12:08
12:08

Pictorial: Dilapidated Kagwara Fish Handling Facility Shoddy works Top story

Serere District local government declined to receive the facility from the then Fisheries State Minister, Ruth Nankabirwa citing shoddy works. They also argued that the facility was not complete by the time of the handover in 2013.
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