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Rakai considers altering stalled bulk water project for fishing

Rakai, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A multi-purpose water supply project has been lying idle for ten years since it was commissioned in Kiyumbakimu village, Kagamba sub county. The 7 billion Shillings project measuring over one kilometre long and about 200 meters wide was meant to provide sufficient water for domestic …

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58 Congolese held for illegally fishing on Lake Edward

  Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security is holding 58 Congolese fishermen in Uganda for alleged violation of the borders at Lake Edward. According to Josué Mukura, the Executive Secretary of the Federation of Individual Fishermen of Lake Edward (FECOPEILE) in North Kivu province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), …

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UPDF releases 36 Kenyan fishermen

Busia, Kenya | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) Marines have handed back over 36 Kenyan fishermen arrested in Namayingo district. The suspects were arrested from different landing sites in site in Namayingo such as Hama, Kandenge, Singla and Gorofa among others where they were found engaged …

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Two bodies retrieved from Lake Victoria at Port Bell

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two bodies have been retrieved from Lake Victoria by Marine police and local fishermen at Port-bell, Luzira. The two people drowned on Sunday evening where they had reportedly gone for fishing. The bodies of the two victims have been identified as Isilu Daniel and Iliyatu William …

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Oil palm growing threatening food security in Buvuma

Buvuma, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Several people in Buvuma district have taken to oil palm growing at the expense of food growing. Fishing and subsistence farming were the mainstay of Buvuma residents prior to the introduction of oil palm growing.   However, the residents have surrendered the biggest part of the …

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