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07:33
07:33

Bunyoro Coffee Farmers Demand UGX 1.2Bn from UCDA 4

According to the farmers, UCDA owes them Shillings 1.2 billion for 3,689,998 coffee seedlings they supplied between 2017 and 2019. Each seedling was valued at 350 Shillings.
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.
13:04
13:04

Evicted Fishermen Advised to Embrace Farming Government 1 1

More than 200 landing sites in the districts of Hoima, Buliisa and Kikuube were listed for closure by the government, for allegedly facilitating the illegal movement of people to and from the Democratic Republic of Congo at the height of a lockdown occasioned by an outbreak of Coronavirus Disease. The first phase of the process saw at least 61 landing sites closed in May.
15:11
15:11

Hoima Halts Verification of Tobacco Farmers Over COVID19 tobacco companies 1

Godfrey Komakech, the Hoima District Production and Marketing Secretary who is also a member of the verification committee told Uganda Radio Network on Wednesday that they have suspended the verification exercise because of the COVID19 pandemic.
13:12
13:12

Hundreds of Fishermen on the Verge of Starvation 4 1

Roselyne Mananu, a mother and resident of Fofo landing site in Hoima district says the situation is appalling. She calls on the government to intervene to the residents’ situation and provide relief food.
12:26
12:26

Bunyoro Live stock Farmers Hit-Hard by Market Closure livestock markets 3 1 Top story

Benon Mugisa, a herdsman in Buseruka in Hoima district, says life has become extremely difficult for them now that they cannot sell animals since they no longer access markets.
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 3 1

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.
15:09
15:09

COVID-19: Fishing on Lake Albert Suspended security committee 1

Samuel Kisembo, the Hoima Resident District Commissioner-RDC who is also caretaking Kikuube says they unanimously agreed that fishing on Lake Albert should be suspended for 32 days.
15:36
15:36

Hoima Leaders to Institute Committee to Verify Tobacco Farmers President Museveni 1

Last year, President Yoweri Museveni promised to Compensate more than 1,300 tobacco farmers after the tobacco buying companies failed to meet their contractual obligation to pay them.
19:48
19:48

Human-Wildlife Conflicts Bother Bunyoro Farmers chimpanzees 2

In Bunyoro, Chimpanzees are found around Bugoma Forest Reserve in Kikuube district and Budongo Forest Reserve in Masindi district, among other places. The animals use small forest fragments along watercourses throughout the region, both on private or communal land and in small government reserves.
15:31
15:31

Sigh of Relief as Bunyoro Receives Early Rains pasture 4 1

John Rwemikora, a farmer in Tonya Buseruka Sub County in Hoima district, says there is reason to smile since the dams that had dried up have now been filled with water and his animals can easily access water.
10:36
10:36

Land Grabbing; Village Chairman Released on Police Bond Land grabbing,

Mutegeki was arrested during a heated village meeting held at Buyanja village on Friday afternoon when residents accused him of conniving with investors to forcibly take their land.
12:36
12:36

Hoima Cattle Farmers Relocate Animals to Luweero dry spell 1 4

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.
15:14
15:14

Agriculture Ministry Rolls Out ACDP Project in Bunyoro Farmers 1

The World Bank funded project whose overall objective is to raise on-farm productivity, production, and marketable volumes of selected agricultural commodities (maize, beans, rice, cassava and coffee) will benefit the districts of Hoima, Kikuube, Kiryandongo, Kakumiro, Kibaale and Masindi.
12:30
12:30

Bunyoro Farmers Demand Oil Opportunities Oil and gas 1 6

James Tusingwire, a farmer in Buswekera cell in Busiisi division Hoima Municipality wants the government to sensitize the farmers on what they should supply to the oil and gas sector or else most farmers could be left out.
12:54
12:54

Herdsmen Upbeat as Rains Start in Hoima District drought 4 1

While droughts are uncommon in Hoima, the length and severity of the dry conditions since September last year have strained cattle farmers. They endured dry conditions for more than five months, hand feeding their animals and forced to sell down stock as they run out of pasture and water during the prolonged dry spell.
19:30
19:30

Drought Kills 200 Cows In Hoima pastoralists 1 2

Most of the pastoralists have been forced to sell off their cows for as low as Shillings 100,000. To date most farmers are continuing to lose their animals due to the prolonged drought.
10:41
10:41

Hoima Farmers Conned UGX 9 million in Fake Tobacco Growing Deal conmen 4

The farmers were conned by a group disguising itself as a team from Neutral Tobacco Company, a new entity that had gone to the area to register farmers. Each of the farmers was required to pay a registration fee of 30,000 Shillings, in expectation of a startup of 500,000 Shillings from the company.
16:00
16:00

Ministry of Trade Halts Operations of Three Tobacco Companies money 1 7

John Tumusiime, the Hoima District Commercial Officer told Uganda Radio Network on Tuesday that the three companies had financial challenges and were not able to pay farmers. He says the government has given them up to the end of January 2019 to have fully paid the farmers or else their licensees be revoked. He says unless they clear the farmers, they will not be allowed to operate in the district.
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