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‘Demarcate fishing zones to safeguard breeding areas’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister for Energy and Mineral Development, Ruth Nankabirwa, has called for setting up of  beacons on Lake Victoria that demarcate no-fishing zones. According to Nankabirwa who is a former Minister of State for Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Bulago Island covers a lacustrine area where …

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Kalangala fishermen decry increasing cross-border robberies

Kalangala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Persistent robberies and targeted attacks by criminals on Lake Victoria waters are threatening the operations of fishermen in Kalangala islands. According to fishermen at Nkose island, Kalangala district, they have in the last two months lost at least 40 boat engines, estimated at 480 million …

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Buganda kingdom queries issuance of land titles under the lake

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Buganda kingdom has questioned ways through which a one Hamis Kiggundu acquired land titles under Lake Victoria. Speaking to journalists at Bulange Mengo, the kingdom spokesperson Noah Kiyimba expressed dismay at how Hamis Kiggundu was able to acquire land titles in the lake, something unacceptable under …

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Kalangala on heightened security alert over terror threats

Kalangala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is heightened security deployment at boarding stations of public transport water vessels that operate between Masaka district and Kalangala Islands on Lake Victoria over terror threats. At least a dozen armed security officers that comprise the police and Uganda People’s Defense Force-UPDF soldiers are deployed …

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