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12:36
12:36

Hoima Cattle Farmers Relocate Animals to Luweero dry spell 4 1

Godfrey Kahiiga, a cattle farmer from Kigorobya Sub County says all the dams and wells where their animals would access drinking water have dried up forcing them to trek close to over 10km in search of water for their animals daily.
13:51
13:51

Stop Lamenting over Drought, Hunger- Karamoja Elders kobebe dam 3 1

Kuskus, a resident of Napak and chairperson of the district land board observes that the new trend of grazing in Teso, Lango and Acholi by the Karimojong pastoralists during dry spells has just been adapted and optimized by wrong elements.
21:14
21:14

UWA Officials on the Spot Over Extortion dry spell 1 1 Top story

Susan Chuwai, an official from Amudat Inter-Religious Development Initiative, says they have registered at least 40 complaints of extortion from herders especially in Karita Sub County.
10:54
10:54

Kaberebere Town Council Battles Water Crisis isingiro 3

Innocent Tugume, a resident of Kabarebere town council, says farmers are the most affected by the water crisis. Tugume, who owns a piggery farm, says he uses his motorcycle to fetch water about five kilometers away for his farm, which costs him Shillings 5000 each day
09:11
09:11

Museveni Orders Wetland Encroachers to Vacate famine 4 1 Top story

He explains that 40 percent of the rains in Uganda come from Swamps, most of which, have been drained by encroachers for cultivation and settlement.
11:09
11:09

Tea Farmers Demand Soft Loans to Buy Irrigation Facilities tea factories 2

Some of the green leaf from the farmers has been rejected by the factories because they are of fibrous quality instead of the soft ones.
07:47
07:47

Farmers Invest In Irrigation Technologies to Fight Drought rice farmers 2

Rose Kyomuhendo, a rice farmer in Kakonga parish, Rwimi Sub County says that during the rainy season, she stores water in her underground tanks, which she uses in the dry season to irrigate her garden.
18:13
18:13

Rwimi Farmers Sell Off Crop Fields amid Dry Spell rwimi sub county 2

Felix Irumba, a farmer in Kaina parish who has been depending on rice production to earn a living says that he sold four acres of his garden at 7 million Shillings to enable him pay school fees for four children in secondary school. He explains that maintaining his land during the dry spell is quite very expensive.
11:46
11:46

Gulu University in Water Crisis dry spell

Gulu University Students are leaving in fear of contracting diseases related to poor sanitation due to acute water shortage in their toilets.
10:57
10:57

Water Shortage Hits Luweero As Boreholes Breakdown During Dry Spell 4 1

In Katikamu sub county, the LC 3 Chairperson Sam Sserunjogi explains that atleast 50 boreholes are currently non functional after communities over stressed them.Sserunjogi adds that only 35 boreholes are currently working but only 12 boreholes can produce safe water.
12:47
12:47

Tredo Pump Improves Irrigation Farming in Uganda dry spell 2

Water scarcity is forcing some farmers in rural areas in Uganda to come up with ingenious methods to keep their crops watered and their families healthy. One such method is the use of a tredo pump being used by farmers in Masaka. A tredo pump is an instrument that manually draws water from a water source to the surface. It has two cups with nasals and these cups are filled up with water before it operates.
09:29
09:29

20 Cows Die Each Day as Dry Spell Persists in Nakasongola pastoralists 2 1 Top story

Doctor Sam Eswaggu, the Nakasongola District Veterinary Officer says most water sources there have dried up as they experienced little rains last year.
15:19
15:19

Dry Spell Triggers Water Shortage In Napak napak district 1 1

About 16,000 people are in dire need of safe water in Napak District as the prolonged dry spell bites most of Karamoja sub region.
17:52
17:52

Farmers Cautioned About Current Dry Spell food shortages 3

Farmers are advised to use their food sparingly as the dry spell continues to bite.
11:33
11:33

USAID Launches UGX 75b Project for Monitoring Essential Drug Supply dry spell

United States Agency for International Development-USAID has a launched a multi billion shillings project to strengthen the distribution of essential drugs.
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