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Gulu reaps sh20m in fines to illegal charcoal dealers

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Gulu District Local Government has levied fines on illegal charcoal dealers. Christopher Opiyo Ateke, the Gulu LCV Chairperson says ten trucks with over 1,000 bags of charcoals were impounded and fined in the ongoing operation that started on Friday in the areas of Palaro, …

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Deforestation: What can charcoal burning save?

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Godfrey Karugaba roasts chicken on the roadside in Kalerwe, a Kampala slum. About three years in the business, Karugaba has tried a number of energy options including electric ovens for frying chips but has settled for a charcoal grilling stove for roasting chicken.  It’s the …

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Police destroys over 600 bags of charcoal in Agago

Agago, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Police in Agago have destroyed over 600 bags of charcoal in Agago in an ongoing crackdown against illegal charcoal burning.   Jimmy Patrick Okema, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson told URN in an interview that the bags of charcoal were impounded and burnt down from …

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NFA fetches UGX 12 million from impounded charcoal

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The National Forestry Authority (NFA) has realized Shillings 11.3million from the auction of impounded charcoal. The charcoal was impounded from Amuru and Adjumani districts during joint operations manned by the Environmental Police Protection Unit and NFA last month against illegal charcoal dealers in Northern Region. …

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Charcoal sealers clear shea nut trees in Acholi

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Charcoal dealers have cleared thousands of shea nut tree acreages in Acholi Sub Region. The dealers have over the years spread out in Gulu, Amuru, Agago, Kitgum, Lamwo and Pader districts where they have massively cut down several acres of shea nut trees for charcoal. The …

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Agago residents clash over illegal charcoal business

Agago, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Residents in the villages of Rugu-Rugu, Lela, Kadera and Obulu Ayita in Agago district have clashed with their neighbours of Lacekotto villages for allegedly abating illegal charcoal trade in the area.    More than 30 residents armed with machetes, spears and axes stormed charcoal production …

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Tears as police, NFA raids illegal charcoal camp in Amuru

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  It was all tears among charcoal dealers as police and National Forestry Authority (NFA) officers raided their camps in Amuru district on Friday evening. The officers stormed a charcoal loading site in Pupwonya Village in Attiak Sub County along the Gulu-Nimule Highway where they found …

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Black gold: Report pins security for protecting charcoal cartels

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  A report by the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized crime has faulted the Uganda Police and the Army for their role in illegal charcoal trade. The research conducted in Uganda, Kenya and South Sudan interviewed 348 people with direct involvement in the value chain as …

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