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Need to investigate Namabere land eviction: Parliament

Need to investigate Namabere land eviction: Parliament

The parliament has ordered Betty Kamya to investigate the planned eviction of many families in Namabere village, Njeru Municipality. The speaker of parliament declared the investigations after resident’s petitioned parliament seeking intervention. Kadaga informed the House on Friday that she had been informed that someone was driving people out of the Land giving them sh500, […]

Deforestation and Encroachment on ecosystems remains a big environmental challenge

Deforestation and Encroachment on ecosystems remains a big environmental challenge

Water resources, wetlands, biodiversity and ecosystems and forests are what make up a great environment. To preserve and protect them, the NRM government has put strong policies, laws and regulations on how people can manage them. In the Manifesto, the NRM government promised to do the following to preserve the environment. It promised to focus […]

Desert locusts Invades North Uganda, Amudat District

Desert locusts Invades North Uganda, Amudat District

The Ministry of agriculture in Uganda has announced the invasion of Desert locusts in the country, these locusts invaded Uganda through Amudat District via North West Pokot in Kenya on Sunday. According to United Nations Food and Agriculture Organizations (FAO) Desert locusts have demolished vegetation in Kenya as they move toward Uganda.   Desert locust […]

Government enters deal with US company to manufacture smart phones in Uganda

Government enters deal with  US company to manufacture smart phones in Uganda

The Uganda Government has entered into a deal with an American-based company, CTI Africa, to start manufacturing smart mobile phones in Uganda. The phone production will be conducted by LifeMobile, which is also a member of CTI Africa on 6th Street in Industrial Area. The announcement was made by Evelyn Anite, the Minister of State […]

Several reported dead in Bududa landslide

Several reported dead in Bududa landslide

A repeat of the 2012 disaster that led to death of hundreds of Ugandans in Bududa resurrected on Thursday evening when heavy mudslides hit the area again leading to death of twenty people with more yet to be confirmed. Among the dead include primary school pupils and over 500 people were left with no homes.The […]

Destructive Hurricane Florence to batter the Carolinas for days

Destructive Hurricane Florence to batter the Carolinas for days

Hurricane Florence is on a path of destruction that will put millions of people at risk and threaten billions of dollars in property damage, centered on the Carolinas, through this weekend. Florence dipped to Category 2 hurricane strength with maximum sustained winds of 110 mph on Wednesday evening and is expected to maintain that strength […]

Experts forecast high possibilities of heavy rains, thunderstorm

Experts forecast high possibilities of heavy rains, thunderstorm

Reports from weather experts have forecasted heavy rains mixed with thunderstorm and lightning across Uganda that may result into floods and disease outbreak. According to a pre-prepared statement by Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA) that was read by State minister for Environment, Dr Mary Kitutu,  farmers have a leeway of planting both quick and long […]

300 crocodiles slaughtered by an angry mob in Indonesia after killing a man

300 crocodiles slaughtered by an angry mob in Indonesia after killing a man

Residents of Sorong district, West Papua in Indonesia have conducted a violent operation that has left over 300 crocodiles dead after killing a man. Although the crocodile farm is legal with a working permit, it didn’t stop the villagers from invading These, after the burial, equipped themselves with machetes, clubs, hummers, knives and axes killing […]

Uganda launches climate safety campaign

Uganda launches climate safety campaign

Uganda today has registered a milestone in the environment sphere as being the first African nation to sign the nationally determined contribution towards addressing climate change impacts as a way to fulfill the 2015 Paris agreement.  The nationally determined contribution plans is  part of the national strategies the country will implement to see that it combats […]

Kadaga warns cross border charcoal dealers

Kadaga warns cross border charcoal dealers

Speaker Rebecca Kadaga has called for an end to charcoal burning and its exportation to neighboring countries. Kadaga said Parliament shall establish punitive measures against those involved in the practice. “It is clear that as a country, we are not doing enough to stop charcoal burning. For how long are we going to allow our […]

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