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Agago district council approves fines for charcoal dealers

Agago, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Agago district council has approved new fines for people dealing in charcoal and firewood. The resolution comes at a time the district is witnessing heightened destruction of trees for charcoal amid the failure of by-laws and ban on trading in charcoal and forest products. In …

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African scientists say green future at stake amid deforestation

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | The loss of forest cover in Africa, escalated by climatic shocks, poor land-use practices and urbanization could slow down the continent’s transition to a green and resilient future, scientists said on Monday. Speaking at a virtual forum from Nairobi, the Kenyan capital, to coincide with the …

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Firewood ban in Pallisa town council meets resistance

Pallisa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The move by Pallisa town council authorities to stop restaurant operators from using firewood for cooking has faced resistance as owners claim that the price of biogas is high compared to firewood. On Wednesday, the authorities imposed a ban on firewood use in restaurants to …

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NEMA calls for removal of tax on gas to save forest cover

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Environment Authority (NEMA) Executive Director Tom Okurut has called for the removal of the tax on Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) to encourage its use among Ugandans, instead of cutting forests for charcoal and firewood. LPG was exempt from taxation in 2006. But the …

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