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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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Soroti residents resort to fishing citing food shortage

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several families in Soroti district have resorted to fishing in swamps citing food shortage. The residents trek long distances with their children to swamps for fishing. Although group fishing is common in Teso during the dry season, some residents interviewed by URN said they are …

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Amuriat promises to end brutality against fishermen on Lake Kyoga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Forum for Democratic Change presidential candidate Patrick Oboi Amuriat has promised to end brutality against fishermen. He also said that he will hand over management of Lake Kyoga to residents of Nakasongola district. Recently government lifted the fishing ban on Lake Kyoga exciting fishermen …

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Fishermen in Kasese task candidates to protect fishing business

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fishermen on Lake Edward and George in Kasese district have tasked candidates vying for elective positions to focus on the safety of the fishing business. The fishermen point out that harassment from marine forces and lack of safety jackets are affecting their business. There are …

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Brutal operations against fishermen dent NRM support in Nakasongola

Nakasongola, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The brutal operations against Illegal fishing on Lake Kyoga have dented support for National Resistance Movement- NRM party Presidential candidate and other party candidates in Nakasongola district. In 2017, President Yoweri Museveni deployed soldiers under the Fisheries Protection Unit on Lake Kyoga to combat illegal …

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Museveni threatens to withdraw soldiers from the lake over corruption

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has threatened to recall UPDF officers attached to the Fisheries Protection Unit-FPU over corruption-related claims. Speaking to NRM delegates from the districts of Kamuli and Buyende on Saturday, the National Resistance Movement-NRM flag bearer said that he deployed FPU to clean up …

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Fishermen want ban on night fishing lifted as piracy increases

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fishermen on Lake Edward in Kasese district have asked the government to lift the ban on night fishing following increasing cases of piracy. As part of the nationwide lockdown, fishing activities during night hours were suspended to stem the spread of COVID-19. The decision …

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