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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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Court clears NFA to auction 492 bags of impounded charcoal

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Court has finally cleared the National Forestry Authority (NFA) to auction 492 bags of charcoal that were impounded during a crackdown on illegal charcoal dealers. The charcoal bags were impounded from Amuru and Gulu districts during an operation against illegal charcoal dealers in Acholi Sub …

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Police officers on spot for abetting illegal charcoal trade In Agago

 Agago, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Police officers in Agago District are on the spot for allegedly aiding illegal charcoal trade.  This follows reports on the thriving commercial charcoal trade in the district despite the ban on commercial production and transportation of charcoal. The ban instituted during a full council meeting …

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Charcoal prices shoot up in Kabale

  Kabale, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Charcoal prices in Kabale district have shot up in the past one months.   A sack of charcoal that was once sold at 20,000 Shillings now costs 32,000 Shillings.  Annet Kyomuhendo, a charcoal dealer in Kigongi in Central division Kabale municipality says that she …

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Over 1,000 traders desert Busia charcoal market

Busia, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Over 1,000 traders have deserted the newly gazetted charcoal market in Sofia village, Eastern division of Busia Municipality. On August 16, 2020, Busia district authorities allocated 2.9-acres of land that was hosting Sofia Market to the Ministry of Health for the expansion of the Port …

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Napak residents accuse district officials of promoting charcoal trade

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Iriiri sub county in Napak district have accused district officials of promoting charcoal trade in Karamoja. Simon Longoli, one of the concerned environmentalist and a resident of Auriki Akinei village in Iriiri sub-county in Napak district says that the campaign to protect the …

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Kitgum district passes bill regulating charcoal production

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kitgum district council has passed the charcoal control and management ordinance aimed at regulating the production, transportation and marketing of charcoal. The bill was passed on Friday in honour of the former Kitgum district vice chairperson Billy Graham Odongkara who died in September. Odongkara was …

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