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NEMA halts issuance of permits in wetlands

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Environment Management Authority- NEMA has halted the issuance of all permits in wetlands across the country. The NEMA Executive Director Dr. Tom Okurut notes that the decision is part of the temporary interventions to reduce the ever-rising cases of misuse and encroachment …

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Buwate residents up in arms over illicit gas filling

Buwate, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Buwate in Wakiso district say their lives are at risk because of what appears like an illicit gas refilling activity in a residential area. They want the National Environment Management Authority to close the facility whose activity is carried out in a heavily …

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NEMA snubs CSOs petition on oil pipeline assessment report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The National Agricultural Management Authority-NEMA has snubbed a petition by civil societies under Civil Society Coalition on Oil and Gas-CSCO which requested the environment body not to approve the East African oil pipeline environment and social impact assessment report. The Civil Society Coalition on …

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Waste management, leakages critical for crude oil pipeline assessment

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The National Environment Management Authority-NEMA has highlighted waste management and disposal, possible leakages and spillages and management of ecosystems, as areas that need emphasis during the much-anticipated construction of the oil pipeline. The 1,443 km crude oil export pipeline, built to transport crude oil from …

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CSOs snub East African crude oil pipeline assessment report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Civil Society Coalition on Oil and Gas (CSCO) has snubbed the Environment and Social Impact Assessment- ESIA, on the planned East African Crude Oil Pipeline, saying its lacking in all aspects. The 1,443km crude oil export pipeline will transport Uganda’s crude oil from …

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MPs quiz NEMA officials over soil dumping in River Katonga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Officials from the National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) found difficulty convincing Parliament’s Natural Resources Committee about the safety of River Katonga amid reports of soil deposition. A Chinese Company Zhong Bang Industries Limited that reportedly acquired 40 acres of land to construct warehousing units …

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Crude oil pipeline to displace 400 households

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Construction of the East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline is projected to displace at least 400 households in nine districts of Uganda. The 1,445 Kilometers long pipeline will also economically affect a total of 3,000 households in Hoima, Kakumiro, Kyankwanzi, Mubende, Gomba, Sembabule, Lwengo, …

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