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07:37
07:37

Ugandan Fishermen Demand Immediate Release of 16 Abducted Colleagues Lake Albert 1 2 Top story

John Kato, a fisherman at Sebigoro landing site in Kikuube district, says the fate of the fishermen is unknown since they haven’t heard from them since Saturday. He wants the government to immediately intervene and compel the Congolese government authorities to set the fishermen free.
08:56
08:56

Two Fishermen Drown in Lake Albert drowning 1

The deceased fishermen have been identified as Joseph Jabila 19 and Angomoko Jakwonga 27 both fishermen attached to Kiryamboga landing site in Tonya parish Buseruka sub county Hoima district.
16:51
16:51

Fishermen Want Ban on Night Fishing Lifted As Piracy Increases lock down 4 2

The fishermen however told URN that since the curfew was announced, Congolese counter parts have been stealing their fishing gears including boat engines, nets, boats and their fish.
11:36
11:36

Floods Submerge UGX 800M Fish Handling Facility fishermen 5 1 Top story

Fred Mujuni, the Chairperson Kaiso Fishing Community, says the flooding of the facility is a big setback to fishermen.
12:42
12:42

Fishermen Demand Immediate Release of Their Impounded Fishing Gear Lake Albert 1 4

Henry Irumba, the LC 1 Chairperson Kaiso Landing site, says the families of the affected fishermen are experiencing untold suffering since they can no longer afford proving for their families. The boats and Engines were confiscated in April this year after the boat owners defied a night-time ban on fishing activities on Lake Albert occasioned by the outbreak of COVID-19 Pandemic.
15:48
15:48

Lake Kyoga Fishermen Protest Size of Boats Recommended for Use 1 4

Before the lake is reopened for fishing, the unit has announced that only boats with the interior overall length of 28 feet will be registered as recommended by the fish act. But fishermen and their leaders are protesting the guideline which they say, does not apply to Lake Kyoga, on the basis of its water levels and cost of acquisition.
10:59
10:59

Uganda Lost 213 Boat Engines to Congolese Thugs since 2016 - UPDF Lake Albert 2 1

The Engines were robbed and taken to either Tchomia or Kasenyi landing sites in Bunia district Ituri province situated in the Eastern part of the Democratic republic of Congo.
17:11
17:11

Fishermen Appeal to Gov’t to Halt Closure of Illegal Landing Sites Government 1 4

The government announced plans to close more than 200 illegal landing sites on the shores of Lake Albert in the districts of Hoima, Kikuube and Buliisa. According to the government, the landing sites are facilitating the illegal entry and exit of Congolese Nationals into the country, many of whom have settled on the sites without any control.
11:24
11:24

Fishermen Protest Closure of Illegal Landing Sites on Lake Albert security 3 1 Top story

John Bamuturaki, a fisherman at Kabolwa landing site in Buliisa district, says closing the landing sites will negatively impact on their livelihoods, adding most of them have established permanent settlements on the landing sites and have nowhere to go.
15:42
15:42

Kasese Fishermen, Traders Decry Drop in Fish Prices katwe 2 5

Moreen Bakiryaghe, a fish monger says they are ideal out of business due to the low number of customers since the borders were closed.
12:49
12:49

Government Relaxes Directive on Suspension of Fishing on Lake Albert corona virus 1 1

Last week the District Security Committee in Hoima and Kikuube districts suspended all fishing activities on the lake Albert waters, as a measure to control the spread of Corona virus disease COVID-19.
11:25
11:25

Fishermen Protest Suspension of Fishing Activities on Lake Albert Lake Albert waters 1 3

The security committee unanimously resolved that fishing on Lake Albert be suspended for 32 days, in line with a partial lockdown that was announced by Presidet Yoweri Museveni last week. The commitee observed that some Ugandan fishermen cross to the Democratic Republic of Congo and mix freely with communities on the other side, before crossing back to Uganda, which posses a risk of contracting the virus.
13:04
13:04

Body of Congolese National Retrieved from Lake Albert fishermen 2

The deceased drowned in the lake on Sunday when a group of militiamen raided the lake to rob fishing gear from Ugandan fishermen at Kijangi landing site in Buseruka Sub County, Hoima district. It is alleged that the militiamen approached the group of fishermen and ordered them to surrender their fishing gear.
14:32
14:32

Re-Emergence of Water Hyacinth Frustrates Fishing on Lake Albert fishermen 3 2

Vicent Okumu a fisherman at Wanseko landing site in Buliisa district says the weed forms dense-mat cover on water surface and affects the movement of fish, blocks boat access and the catching of fish.
14:26
14:26

Hopes of Finding Abducted Ugandan Fishermen Fade abduction 1 2

The fishermen only identified as Okello, Jawia, Onen and Osaga were abducted on 31 October 2019. They had gone out to fish on Lake Albert when they were attacked by suspected militiamen who then crossed with them to the DR Congo together with their fishing gear including a boat, engine and 16 sets of fishing nets.
10:20
10:20

Kikuube Fisheries Officer in Trouble Over Extortion Councilor 3

Kikuube Councilors have raised a red flag against the officer accusing him of extorting money from fishermen operating on the lake Albert in Kyangwali sub county. They are also demanding for his immediate transfer from the area.
12:28
12:28

DRC Authorities Return 35 Stolen Boat Engines fisherman 1 2 Top story

However, the boat engines were recovered by the Congolese authorities in Ituri province Governor in the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC following an engagement between the Ugandan and DRC officials.
14:16
14:16

Bunyoro MPs Fault Security for Laxity on Lake Albert congolese militia 1 2

Stephen Birahwa Mukitale, the Buliisa County Member of Parliament demands for an explanation from the Minister of internal Affairs on why Ugandan fishermen continue to be robbed several times.
19:35
19:35

Buliisa Fishermen Yet to Recover Stolen Boat Engines 1 1

The militias have since been asking for ransom of 1.5 million shillings to have the boat engines returned to the owners.
15:50
15:50

35 Boat Engines Seized from Fishermen in Buliisa life jackets 1 1

Buliisa District Police Commander Bosco Arop says that the operation codenamed “No Life Jacket, No Fishing” is aimed at controlling accidents and averting the loss of human life on the lake. The operation has covered the landing sites of Wanseko, Butiaba, Bugoigo, Kabolwa, Somsio, Kalolo and Walukuba among others.
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