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Entebbe residents outraged by dirty streets, waste

Entebbe, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  There is a public outcry on the changing face of Entebbe, to an image that is not befitting of a town that was up until recent years branded one of the cleanest towns in Uganda. Its location, as the host of Uganda’s sole international …

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Farmers in Buvuma applaud oil palm project

Today, 154 people majority of whom are residents of Buvuma Islands are employed at just one main nursery bed Buvuma, Uganda | SIERRA RUTH ARINAITWE  | Joyce Namusobya has been a subsistence farmer based in Bukagali village on Buvuma Island for as long as she can remember, using her land …

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Flipflopi plastic boat expedition excites Jinja residents

Jinja, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  Dozens of residents have thronged the Jinja city based sailing club beach to view the 100% plastic made dhow called the Flipflopi. The Kenyan made plastic dhow is being showcased on selected beaches across Lake Victoria in the countries of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda with …

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Activists rally Kigungu residents to clean up Lake Victoria shores

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Climate change activists and Buganda Kingdom officials have rallied residents of Kigungu and Ndese landing sites in Entebbe municipality to remove plastic waste in and around the Lake Victoria shoreline. The team visited the two landing sites to interact with residents and encourage them to …

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Environmentalists call for suspension of agricultural schemes in lake Victoria

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Environmental activists want the government to suspend all agricultural schemes operating within or close to Lake Victoria catchment area to save the country’s ecosystem, which is under threat from human activities.   The activists under their umbrella of Action for Sustainable Development Initiative-ASDI are concerned by …

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Shortage of funds hampers River Nile investment projects

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Lack of funds in the country and at the transboundary level is hampering attempts to limit fights over River Nile water through development projects. The concern is one of the highlights as countries in the Nile Basin celebrated the annual Nile day held on February …

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Redeployment of FPU excites Mayuge and Jinja fishermen

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fishermen in Mayuge and Jinja have expressed satisfaction with government’s decision to redeploy soldiers attached to the Fisheries Protection Unit-FPU whom they say will help to create sanity on the lake. FPU operations were temporarily suspended in November, 2020 after several fishermen accused soldiers of …

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FPU resumes operations against illegal fishing in Kalangala

Kalangala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The return of the army to Lake Victoria to fight illegal fishing methods has annoyed some fishermen who are weary of the brutal methods used by the soldiers which include destruction of their boats once accused of violating the fishing procedures. The angry fishermen in …

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