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17:57
17:57

Proposed Construction of Drainage Channel at Pece Stream Fails to Start wetlands 1 1

In 2017, a report by the Ministry of Water and Environment on disasters mapped Gulu City among the areas in Northern Uganda, which are potentially prone to floods. As a result, the former Gulu Municipal Council recommended the widening of the banks of Pece Stream and secured the funding from Fichtner, two years ago.
13:35
13:35

Resist NEMA, Police Evictions, Kabale RDC Tells Wetland Encroachers wetlands 7 3

The RDC gave the authorization after district security and political authorities suspended the ongoing operation of evicting farmers from wetlands in the district.
12:20
12:20

Farmers in Kigezi, Ministry of Water in Fresh Dispute over Compensation wetlands 8 3

Last week, authorities from the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) and the Ministry of Water and Environment started evicting all farmers operating in wetlands in the districts of Kabale, Rubanda and Rukiga.
13:30
13:30

Two Arrested for Enchroaching on Wetlands encroachers 3 2

Yudaya Nakinga, the Kakumiro District Natural Resources Officer who led the operation, says that they received intelligence information indicating that several hectares of the wetlands had been encroached on for different activities.
15:27
15:27

Engineers Call For Advanced Lake Monitoring to Control Floods wetlands 1 4

Eng. Dr Seith Mugume noted that the rising and falling water levels are as a result of an imbalance created by several human-induced factors that affect water inflows and outflows from Lake Victoria.
14:25
14:25

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

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.
16:01
16:01

Masindi Starts Wetland Restoration Drive encroachers

Olivia Nabukenya, the Masindi district Environment officer says that more than Eight thousand trees have been planted along riverbanks in the district as part of the restoration drive.
16:42
16:42

Environmentalists Destroy Crop Gardens in Mbarara Wetlands river rwizi 1 1

David Nuwagaba, the Mbarara District Senior Environment Office, says they cleared all the crops to enable the wetland to regenerate.
07:37
07:37

Twenty Arrested for Encroaching on Buhweju Wetlands district 2

Emmy Katera, the Buhweju Resident District Commissioner, says the top district leadership is working with the environment department and police to arrest adamant people, who have continued to deplete wetlands in disregard of several warnings.
07:58
07:58

Three Arrested for Encroaching on Buhweju Wetlands water 2

Buhweju District Police Commander Ben Nuwamanya says that the three had encroached on a bigger part of the wetland and turned it into a grazing and farming area. The suspects are now held at Buhweju Police Station.
07:53
07:53

15 Acres of Eucalyptus Destroyed in Ntungamo Wetland isingiro

Ntungamo Municipality Town Clerk Christopher Ahimbisibwe told URN that the destruction of the artificial forest aims to send a signal to all those involved in the destruction of natural resources to cease adding that all land encroached on will soon be recovered.
13:22
13:22

Human Activity Threatens Kangiri Wetland nema 2

The wetland, which borders the districts of Mbarara and Sheema, feeds into Kooga, another wetland and Rwizi River, the main source of water for thousands of people in Mbarara, Sheema and Isingiro districts.
12:00
12:00

Registration of Wetland Occupants Gets Poor Reception environment 1 2

The registration that started late November covers the districts of Mbarara, Bushenyi, Isingiro, Ntungamo, Kabale, Kisoro, Kanungu, and Rubanda. It comes at the backdrop of complaints on the failure to control developments on the banks of River Rwizi in Mbarara and other major wetlands.
13:20
13:20

Ministry Seeks Special Court to Handle Environment Cases wetlands 1

The Ministry of Water and Environment is in the final stages of discussion with the Judiciary and other relevant bodies to have special courts established in order to handle environmental cases.
15:26
15:26

Minister Accuses Police of Protecting Wetland, Forest Encroachers wetlands 2

She says this has frustrated many of their efforts since they are also supposed to use police to do enforcement in places where people have failed to heed to their directives to vacate the wetlands they have illegally occupied
07:04
07:04

Wetland Demarcation Stalls Over Lack of Funds wetlands evictions 4

Collins Oloya, the Assistant Commissioner in charge of Environment at the ministry of Water and Environment says they couldn\'t continue due to lack of money.
15:01
15:01

Water Ministry Blocks Construction in Okole Swamp nema 3 1

Kaweesi explains that the ministry has given Okwir 21 days to cease construction or explain why no action should be taken against him.
10:15
10:15

Residents Protest Redevelopment of Wetland lira town 3 1

John Odyek, another resident wants the local authority to block the ongoing development on the land saying it is very dangerous for the wetland.
07:46
07:46

Dr. Abed Bwanika Among Evicted Lwengo Wetland Encroachers dr abed bwanika 2

Two time Presidential candidate and party leader Dr. Abed Bwanika is among the top wetland encroachers in Lwengo district.
14:37
14:37

Gulu Investors, Families Encroach on Wetlands land encroachers 2 3

Over 100 people have encroached on wetlands within the town. Some of the most affected wetlands are Pece Channel, Layibi wetland, Laroo Channel and other swamps in Bar dege division. Residential houses and business premises have been built while others are carrying on agricultural and quarry activities in the wetlands.
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