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Minister on spot over transfer of Environmental Fund

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament on the Natural Resources Committee have criticised the Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Matia Kasaija, for diverting the Environmental Fund from National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) to the Consolidated Fund, saying this has crippled NEMA’s operations. MPs said the fund was …

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GIZ supports 45 SMEs to upgrade health and safety standards

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The GIZ Employment and Skills for Eastern Africa (E4D) program through the Consortium of E360 Group Limited and LMS Certification Services Ltd have launched a project to support 45 Ugandan companies improve their health, safety and environment standards and practices, executives said on Dec.8 in a …

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‘We are being victimized for our work,’ says AFIEGO director

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Africa Institute for Energy Governance (AFIEGO) director, Dickens Kamugisha says they are being targeted for their work on land rights and environment. He says while the organization is operating within the law, some individuals in government are working hard to silence it from raising …

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Batwa community included in global environment study

Global study that seeks to understand how environmental change is impacting indigenous communities Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | The Batwa, a small indigenous forest-dwelling community found in Southwestern Uganda, are set to benefit from a new research project that seeks to understand the emotional effects of environmental change experienced by the …

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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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