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Strong winds displace 300 in Nakasongola

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 300 people have been left homeless after strong winds destroyed houses and several hectares of gardens in Lwampanga sub county in Nakasongola district. The strong winds hit the area on Tuesday night at around 11 pm before the rains affecting the villages of …

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New wave of floods leaves thousands displaced in Nakasongola

Nakasongola, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  More than 1,000 people in Lwampanga Town Council district have been displaced by another wave of flooding on the shoreline of Lake Kyoga in Nakasongola district. The water has submerged houses in Lwampanga, Kisenyi and Kabasombwa villages located in Lwampanga town council. The rising waters …

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Over 200 households displaced as floods hit Teso region

Kalaki, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Several people have been displaced as heavy rains continue to submerge households in Teso region. With the heavy rains that have continued to hit the region over 200 households have been displaced due to flooding of Lake Kyoga in Kalaki district.  The most affected …

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Fishermen in Amolatar decry low fish catch

Amolatar, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Fishermen in Kampala landing site, Amolatar District are counting loses despite the resumption of fishing on Lake Kyoga.  Last month, fishing resumed on Lake Kyoga after the ban which was imposed by the government to enable the upgrade of fishing gears and materials like boats …

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Farmers count losses as water submerges roads in Serere

Serere, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Farmers in Bugondo sub county, Serere district are counting losses as the condition of roads worsens due to the rising water levels from Lake Kyoga. For more than two months now, parts of major roads in Bugondo, Kadungulu, Labor and Pingire sub counties have …

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Unregistered fishermen in Serere resort to illegal fishing

Serere, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several fishermen who did not register in Serere district have resorted to illegal fishing after government lifted a ban on fishing in Lake Kyoga. In March, the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries issued a directive to all boat owners along Lake Kwania …

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Nakasongola bans daytime fishing on lake Kyoga

Nakasongola, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Authorities in Nakasongola district have banned fishing during day time as Lake Kyoga is reopened. On Monday last week, the State Minister for Fisheries, Helen Adoa lifted the fishing ban on Lake Kyoga exciting fishermen who had spent over a year without work. On Saturday …

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Crocodile devours fisherman in Nakasongola

Nakasongola, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A fisherman has been eaten by a crocodile from the shoreline of Lake Kyoga in Nakasongola district. The deceased has been identified as Abbas Zziwa, a fisherman at Kibuye landing site in Lwampanga sub-county in Nakasongola district. It’s reported that Zziwa met his death …

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Families thrilled as gov’t lifts L.Kyoga fishing ban

Serere, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The government has lifted a ban on fishing in Lake Kyoga after months of a fishing holiday. Fishing activities were suspended in January 2020 in the districts of Serere, Kaberamaido and Soroti, while areas of Amolatar, Nakasongola and other districts had taken more than 14 …

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