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Pollution of breeding sites worries fishermen in Jinja

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fishermen along the landing sites of Rock and Nyanza in Jinja district are worried about the increasing water pollution which is destroying fish breeding sites in the area. They argue that the uncontrolled levels of pollution have deterred several fish species from multiplying because …

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Mukono district demarcating buffer zones on Lake Victoria shores

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Authorities in Mukono district have started a drive to reclaim the Lake Victoria buffer zone which had been taken over by encroachers at Nsonga landing site. The buffer zone is characterized by semi-permanent structures, buildings, farms and forests. The on-going exercise that commenced on …

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Encroachers refuse to vacate Namiiro wetland

Entebbe, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  A section of residents has vowed not to vacate Namiiro wetland along the shores of Lake Victoria in Entebbe Municipality. The wetland covers 1,000 hectares stretching from Kiwafu, Kiwafu West and Lugogo-Nakiwogo villages in Entebbe Municipality Division B.   In April President Museveni ordered individuals who have …

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Katosi TC seeking space to construct new fish shelter

Mukono, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Katosi town council authorities are seeking for space to construct a new fish shelter.  The fishing business at the landing site has been affected by the rising water levels of Lake Victoria which has submerged the fish shelter.  The submerged shelter worth shillings 50 million …

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Mayuge residents decry security laxity along Lake Victoria

Mayuge, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents on the major landing sites in Mayuge district want security tightened along Lake Victoria to reduce on the number of foreign travelers from the neighbouring countries. As part of the guidelines to contain the spread of COVID-19, President Museveni closed down Uganda’s borders …

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Seasonal winds intensify flooding on landing sites in Kalungu

Kalungu, Uganda| AFP |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Communities at various landing sites in Kalungu district are still battling the consequences of heavy overflows from the Lake Victoria waters, despite a reduction in rainfall. Ronald Ssemanda, the Chairperson of Kamuwunga Landing Site in Lukaya Town Council in Kalungu district says the situation …

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