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Farmers in Buvuma applaud oil palm project

Today, 154 people majority of whom are residents of Buvuma Islands are employed at just one main nursery bed Buvuma, Uganda | SIERRA RUTH ARINAITWE  | Joyce Namusobya has been a subsistence farmer based in Bukagali village on Buvuma Island for as long as she can remember, using her land …

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Army brutality cost Museveni votes from the islands

Kalangala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Voters in the island districts of Buvuma and Kalangala say President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni polled few votes there largely because of the brutality meted against fishing communities by the army, the illegal land acquisition and unfulfilled presidential pledges. Unlike previous elections where Museveni won in …

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Two pirates arrested in Buvuma

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Buvuma has arrested two people believed to be behind the theft of boat engines on Lake Victoria. The suspects names are still withheld by security until investigations expected to lead to the arrest of others are done. Buvuma Resident District Commissioner, Kigongo Juma …

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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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