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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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How recycling can help Uganda tackle unemployment, poor waste managment

March 18th was day world celebrated Global Recycling efforts  COMMENT | Hillary Turyatunga | The Global Recycling Day was started in 2018 by the Global Recycling Foundation to help recognize and celebrate the importance of recycling in preserving earth’s natural resources. It is celebrated on 18th March every year. This year’s virtual celebrations …

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Integrate national planning to save environment – Mayiga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Buganda Kingdom has called for the integration of the national plans to ensure that protection of the environment is considered alongside different strategies. “How have we planned for the growing number of youthful people who need work and get money?” the Katikkiro of Buganda Charles …

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Save River Mpanga campaign gains traction

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Tooro Kingdom has intensified its efforts to conserve the environment under its ‘Save River Mpanga’ campaign. The Save River Mpanga campaign involves clean-up activities to physically remove plastic waste from River Mpanga, and to mobilise and sensitise the community about the dangers of irresponsible …

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Government criticised for neglecting environment

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda marked the launch to the Environment week with attacks on the government for spending more resources on less important priorities at the expense of more important areas like the environment which has seen continuous and rising rates of degradation. The theme of the week’s …

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