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Adjumani leaders auction 500 bags of confiscated charcoal

Adjumani, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Adjumani district local government on Friday auctioned over 500 bags of charcoal confiscated from illegal charcoal dealers. Each bag of charcoal was sold at 15,000 shillings. Francis Ojja, the Adjumani District Forest Officer said illegal charcoal burning is on the rise in the sub-counties …

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Amuru RDC dragged to court over impounded charcoal

Amuru, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  A Kampala based businesswoman, Sumbuwa Shamim Lala, has dragged Amuru Resident District Commissioner– RDC and Amuru District Local Government to Court for impounding his charcoal. Through Alaka & Company Advocates, Sumbuwa is demanding a compensation of 38,270,000 million Shillings in special damages suffered after the …

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Nwoya district auctions 300 bags of impounded charcoal

Nwoya, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  More than 300 bags of impounded charcoal have been auctioned in Nwoya district. The auctioned charcoal was impounded from various places within the district about two weeks ago.  Nwoya District Chairperson Patrick Okello Oryema told URN that each charcoal bag was sold between 10,000 and …

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NFA fails to auction impounded charcoal

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Forestry Authority-NFA has failed to auction hundreds of impounded charcoal bags in Gulu district. The 200 bags of charcoal were impounded from Pabbo town council in Amuru district on Thursday this week. They were being ferried on a Fuso lorry truck registration number …

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Logging, charcoal burning persist in Mabira Forest

  Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Charcoal burning and illegal logging persists in Mabira forest despite the deployment of Local Defense Unit-LDU personnel and army officers attached to the National Forestry Authority-NFA. The forest sections of Nagojje in Mukono and Najjembe in Buikwe district are the most affected with …

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Amuru authorities evict 100 illegal charcoal dealers

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Amuru district authorities have ejected 103 illegal charcoal dealers and impounded 200 bags of charcoal from Attiak Sub County. The illegal charcoal dealers were rounded up in Apany Village in Okidi Parish on Monday evening in a joint operation involving Uganda People`s Defense Force-UPDF, Police …

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Gov’t drafts road map for Universal access to clean energy

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development has drafted an ambitious road map for the transformation of the energy sector from dependence on Biomass to modern forms of energy. Under the new policy, quality solar and electric pressure cooking technologies will be cheaply promoted …

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Activists renew push for private sector investment in green energy

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A group of climate change activists are calling on the private sector to join forces with the government in accelerating the energy transition from charcoal to clean solar cook-stoves in the country. They say private sector investment in cleaner sources of energy will trigger …

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