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Buvuma leaders plead with UNRA to tarmac road to landing site

Buvuma, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Leaders in Buvuma have asked the Uganda National Roads Authority- UNRA to tarmac roads in the district. The roads which connect to the islands are dusty and filled with many potholes. The leaders cite the 40-kilometre road from the docking site at Kirongo to …

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Irregular compensation delays palm oil project in Buvuma district

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Irregular compensation has been blamed for delays in the progress of the palm oil project in Buvuma district. The compensation program started in 2018 under the Vegetable Oil Development Program-VODP which later transformed into National Oil Palm Project. The project will operate on 10,000 …

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Buvuma residents seek special learning arrangement for pupils

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parents from Lufu island in Buvuma district are seeking for a special arrangement to cater for the learning needs of children from the island communities during the ongoing closure of schools. They say that their children have not benefited from any of the interventions …

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Buvuma district Covid-19 task force receives boat from area MP

Buvuma, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Buvuma district Covid-19 Task force has received a boat to facilitate the transportation of essential health equipment and serve as an ambulance for referrals cases to the mainland thanks to the Buvuma County Member of Parliament, Robert Migadde. The boat has capacity of carrying …

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Buvuma district struggling to provide safe water to residents

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Buvuma district is still struggling with providing clean water sources to residents due to challenges of transporting the necessary equipment and materials to set up the water points. With 52 scattered islands on the Northern part of Lake Victoria, Buvuma district is home to …

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Lack of transport hindering agriculture extension works in island districts

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The absence of sufficient transport means for agriculture extension workers in Kalangala and Buvuma districts is hampering the promotion of good agricultural practices in several outlying islands. The Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries Ministry, has purchased 72 double cabin vehicles and 1200 motorcycles …

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UNRA sets strict regulations on Buvuma ferry

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda National Roads Authority-UNRA has introduced new guidelines for the users of Kiyindi ferry, which operates between Buikwe and Buvuma districts. In the new guidelines, UNRA has reduced the number of travelers from 300 to 120 on each trip, introduced security checks for all …

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Seven Dead , 17 injured in Buvuma accident

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A Dyna Canter registration number UAR 241M that was carrying a group of people from a crusade at Walwanda village lost control and swerved off the road, killing six people instantly. One other person died on his way to the hospital. Seventeen others were …

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