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Karamoja districts struggling to monitor desert locusts

Karamoja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Districts in Karamoja are struggling to monitor the desert locust invasion due to limited financial resources. Following the invasion of the desert locust a week ago, Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries directed local governments through their Production departments to do daily surveillance of …

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Dry season saved Karamoja from devastating impacts of locust invasion

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Karamoja would have suffered unprecedented crop losses if the desert locust’s invasion happened during the rainy season when the gardens were flourishing, officials have said. According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation-FAO, desert locusts are potentially the most dangerous of the locust pests because …

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LOCUSTS: Helicopters, pesticides heading to Karamoja

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two helicopters have landed at Kololo grounds to airlift tons of pesticides headed to control the locust invasion in north eastern Uganda. The Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda on Sunday said the country is “reasonably prepared” to respond to the invasion of the desert …

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Karamoja MPs reject USD 22m aerial survey loan

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament from Karamoja have rejected a loan request of 20 million dollars from for the implementation of the airborne geophysical survey and geological mapping of Karamoja. The money from the Corporate Internationalization Fund of Spain is meant to complete the country’s mineral …

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2900 Local Defence Unit personnel passed out for Karamoja mission

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Close to 3,000 Local Defence Unit personnel have been passed out at Olilim Military Training School after completing their five months training. Of these, 240 are female officers. The personnel, drawn from parts of Teso, Bukedi, Bugisu and Karamoja will all be deployed in …

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Karamoja ill prepared amid potential invasion of desert locusts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Moroto district senior agriculture officer Mark Loli has warned that the area does not have the capacity to handle an incursion of desert locusts if it spreads to Uganda. The warning comes just days after the Food and Agriculture Organisation-FAO announced that there could …

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Inadequate funding hindering fight against human trafficking in Napak

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The LCV chairperson Napak, Joseph Lomanyang has said the fight against human trafficking is being hindered by inadequate funding. Last week, 100 Karamojong girls were recently intercepted by Kenyan authorities and handed over to the Ugandan authorities in Busia. The girls most of whom are …

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