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NCBA Bank Uganda, NFA move on environmental protection

     Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | NCBA Bank Uganda has marked a significant milestone in its journey towards environmental sustainability through a new partnership with the National Forestry Authority (NFA) aimed at planting 20,000 Trees in 2024 equivalent to 30 Hectares. The trees will be planted at Jubiya …

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Presidential Advisor Prof Bukenya directs cancellation of Kitubulu titles

Katabi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Former Vice President Prof Gilbert Baali-Baseka Bukenya, recently appointed Senior Presidential Advisor on Environment, expressed dismay at the degradation of Kituburu Forest in Katabi Town Council. Bukenya, accompanied by his assistants, conducted an inspection of various areas within the forest, including the Guda Landing site …

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Managing forests near refugee settlements

Uganda designs blueprint based on largest camp at Bidibidi Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | The Uganda government together with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have come up with a five year plan to manage forests in …

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Africa has role in mitigation of climate change effects: Museveni

Entebbe, Uganda | Xinhua | President Yoweri Museveni said on Monday that while the developed world must reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Africa should play its part in stopping the destruction of forests and wetlands, which has contributed to adverse climate change effects. Museveni told reporters at State House Entebbe, 40 km …

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FINCA Uganda, NFA start 60-hectare forest restoration initiative

  Kayunga, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | FINCA Uganda and the National Forestry Authority (NFA) have partnered to restore 60 hectares of forest land in the country in the next five years. This corporate social responsibility program to commemorate FINCA’s 30th anniversary in Uganda will involve restoration planting in 10 …

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Buganda seeks special status over forests, wetlands

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Buganda has asked the government to give kingdom leaders authority over natural resources such as forests and wetlands in the kingdom if they are to be saved from degradation. Buganda Minister for the environment, Mariam Nkalubo Mayanja called upon the government to grant the …

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