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NEMA calls for removal of tax on gas to save forest cover

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Environment Authority (NEMA) Executive Director Tom Okurut has called for the removal of the tax on Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) to encourage its use among Ugandans, instead of cutting forests for charcoal and firewood. LPG was exempt from taxation in 2006. But the …

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Burning Uganda’s future

The impact of the charcoal industry on Uganda’s environment should makes us despair, comments Boaz Opio. Tree fellers should use the timber for making their own coffins. Because as they cut that 100-year old Mvule, they are killing a poor tree that has been busy supplying them with good air …

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