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GULU: Gov’t bans issuance of permits for charcoal production, trade

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Water and Environment has banned the issuance of all documents facilitating the commercial production, trade, and movement of charcoal and other forest products in Gulu district. The directive issued by the State Minister for Environment, Beatrice Atim Anywar stems from the growing illegal …

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Mpigi district halts operations of illegal sand mining companies

Mpigi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mpigi District Executive Committee has halted the operations of three sand mining companies in Nkozi sub county over environmental degradation. The companies include DOC-T Company Limited, JBC and JAMASCO Company Limited, and Tripple 3. The decision to suspend the operations was taken after the committee …

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Uganda to increase forest cover to 15 percent next financial year

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda is aiming to increase its forest cover to 15 percent from the current 12.4 percent over the next financial year starting from July 1, so as to mitigate environmental degradation. “Central Forest Reserves will be protected from encroachment by re-surveying and marking of 6,200 …

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Mabirizi files environmental degradation charges against Rajiv Ruparelia

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | City lawyer Male Mabirizi has filed charges against Rajiv Ruparelia, the manager of Speke Hotel before Entebbe Chief Magistrate’s court by way of private prosecution for degrading the Lake Victoria shores in Kitubulu, Katabi town council. According to the charge sheet, Mabirizi accuses Rajiv of …

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Poor funding frustrates efforts to halt environmental degradation in Kigezi

  Kabale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lack of support from the government is hampering the fight against environmental degradation across districts in Kigezi region. Area leaders and environmental activists say that despite registering an increase in reports of persons encroaching on wetlands and natural forests, poor methods of farming, they …

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Experts blame Karamoja floods on environmental degradation

Napak, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A team from the Ministry of Agriculture has blamed the repeated flooding in Karamoja to poor land management. John Lodungokol, the Assistant Commissioner crop production in the Ministry of Agriculture told URN on Sunday that the environmental degradation in Karamoja was the main cause of …

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