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12:23
12:23

Pictorial: Mysterious Underground Tunnels in Ngora District Top story

Odeke discovered the tunnels about three weeks ago while digging a pit latrine in his compound.
10:58
10:58

Army Distances Self from Mysterious Ngora Tunnels 3rd division 3 1 Top story

George Odeke, a resident of Kokong Village in Kapir Sub County discovered the tunnels while digging a pit latrine in his home about three weeks ago. The existence of the mysterious tunnels was exposed through social media on Sunday evening.
07:14
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NEMA Destroys Eucalyptus Trees, Crops in Nombe Wetland people 2 2 Top story

Isaac Kawonawo, the Kyenjojo Deputy Resident District Commissioner, says the operation is in line with a presidential directive to NEMA to restore all wetlands across the country.
18:46
18:46

Land Probe Investigates Issuance of Land Titles in Wetlands illegal land titles 4 1

The Justice Catherine Bamugemereire led Commission today interfaced with Dr. Tom Okurut, the Executive Director of the National Environment Management Authority NEMA following a whistle blower report to the Commission on the issuance of land titles in the two wetlands contrary to the law.
15:36
15:36

Construction Company Accused of Tampering With River Mpanga 1 1

Environmentalists in Fort Portal are up in arms with the China Railway Seventh Group, a company which was contracted to construct the Fort Portal-Kamwenge road for tampering with the flow of River Mpanga. Huge stones have been poured in a section of the river in Fort Portal, next to Fort Portal Regional Referral hospital, to change its original flow.
12:38
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Parliament Orders NEMA To Sue Illegal Sand Mining Companies lweera wetland 2

In its report, the Committee notes that the companies were illegally mining sand in the wetland, which stretches between Mpigi and Kalungu districts in violation of their permits, leading to gross degradation of the environment around Lake Victoria.
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MPs Pin City Businessman Over Perjury illegal sand mining 1 4 Top story

Drake Lubega, who owns Tesco Industries Limited, appeared before the Natural Resources committee today to respond to investigations by the MPs that his company has been illegally mining sand in Lwera wetland in Mpigi district.
19:06
19:06

NEMA: Several Companies Mining Sand Illegally 1 4

Dr. Tom Okurut, Executive Director NEMA admits that several companies have blatantly refused to comply with guidelines on their permits. He says the lack of adequate staff to monitor these activities has hampered their operations.
11:38
11:38

NEMA Sued Over Chinese Stone Quarrying Company cehurd

The company is allegedly crashing stones and releasing emissions into the air, an activity that is putting the health of the Mukono residents in danger.
09:56
09:56

Kaveera Still In Use Despite Nema Ban kaveera ban 4

Plastic carrier bags are still in circulation despite a government ban on their importation and usage more than two months ago. A Uganda Radio Network reporter visited several places in and around Kampala where the kaveera was widely in use in supermarkets and retail shops.
10:05
10:05

Museveni Donation Splits Wobulenzi Town Council Leaders 3

The money was donated after a petition, by the LC 3 Chairperson Sebastian Ssebaggala, for financial support towards the development of sporting grounds. Upon receipt, Ssebaggala and Town Clerk Irene Nakamatte purchased 3.5 acres of land in Kikoma zone, with a down payment of Shs 40 million.
12:23
12:23

High Forest Depletion Raises Concern in Kyenjojo district luke onzima 1

A recent report by the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) estimates that the forest cover in the district is being lost at an alarming rate of 92,000 hectares per annum.
10:37
10:37

MPs Put NEMA on Spot over Failure to Recover UGX 5.6bn Debt 4

Ssawula told the committee that the government agencies had entered into commitments with NEMA indicating their schedules of payment.
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07:46

Private Clinics Defy Guidelines On Disposal of Medical Waste 1

The medical waste material is dumped in open places behind the clinics. The waste includes used sharp syringes, needles, surgical blades, gloves and razor blades.
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Ntungamo Residents Protest Proposed Evictions wetland degradation 3

Recently, Daniel Turyajunwa, the Ntungamo Municipal Environmental Officer gave the affected people a 15 days ultimatum to vacate the wetlands or risk being thrown out.
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16:59

Residents Irked as Kabale Composting Plant Halts Operations kabale town council 4

The Plant was among the sites funded by the World Bank and the National Environment Management Authority to process garbage into fertilizers under the Clean Development Mechanism. At the height of its operations, the facility produced up to 7 tons of manure every day.
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Meager Resources Cripple District Environment Departments godfrey ruyonga 2

Meager funds are allocated to the natural resources departments which are in-charge of forests, wetlands and rivers among others. The department also faces a problem of under-staffing. As a result, some of the environmental laws remain on paper and have never been enforced.
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13:52

Kakande's Bukakata Aquaculture Project gets Green Light pastor kakande 1

The project had been stopped by the National Environment Management Authority [NEMA] on account that its activities would deplete the environment. According to NEMA, much of the proposed project area is a catchment hub for water that flows into Lake Victoria.
10:44
10:44

Kyenjojo Environmental Bylaw Fails To Yield Fruits luke onzima 3 2

According to the bylaw, any body found degrading the environment is supposed to pay a fine of 200,000 shillings or a jail time of three months on conviction or both. However the bylaw has never been implemented, which has resulted to increased encroachment on natural resources like wetlands and forest reserves among others.
07:20
07:20

Squatters Encroach on Lake Victoria Shores land encroachment 2

Moses Oketcho, a member of the Jinja Beach Management Unit says that some of the beaches have been reclaimed by private developers.
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