Friday , October 2 2020
Home / Tag Archives: Locusts

Tag Archives: Locusts

MPs demand accountability for funds spent on locust fight

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Members of Parliament on the Committee on Agriculture want the government to account for funds spent in the fight against locusts.   Uganda has spent more than 267 billion shillings in loans and donations to fight locusts that ravaged some parts of East and Central Africa …

Read More »

World Bank approves Sh180bn for Uganda to fight locusts

  Djibouti IDA Credit: $6 million equivalent Maturity: 40 years    Grace: 10 years Ethiopia  IDA Credit: $31.5 million equivalent Maturity: 38 years    Grace: 6 years Kenya IDA Credit: $43 million equivalent Maturity: 30 years    Grace: 5 years Uganda IDA Credit: $48 million equivalent Maturity: 38 years    Grace: 6 years Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The World Bank Group on Thursday announced that it has …

Read More »

Panic as locusts spread into Moroto District

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Unprecedented swarm of desert locusts entered Moroto district on Sunday throwing residents in panic. The swarm covering an estimated 30square kilometers entered Moroto through Rupa Sub County and continued their movement south of the district for at least 4 hours. Dr. Francis Inangolet Olaki, …

Read More »

European Union gives UGX 41bn to fight desert locusts in East Africa

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  The European Commission has extended 10 million euros ( 41billion Shillings) to East Africa to help in the control of the desert locusts outbreaks in the region.  The EU said in a statement that the outbreak could have devastating consequences on food security in the region …

Read More »

East Africa faces unprecedented hunger threat – UN Agencies

East Africa, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  Along with climate shocks, conflict and acute food insecurity, the East Africa region now faces a hunger threat from desert locusts, top UN relief officials have warned, calling for urgent action to avert a major food crisis.    The locust upsurge is a graphic and …

Read More »

How UPDF is fighting voracious desert locusts

Otuke, Uganda | AFP | Under a warm morning sun scores of weary UPDF soldiers stare as millions of yellow locusts rise into the northern Ugandan sky, despite hours spent spraying vegetation with chemicals in an attempt to kill them. From the tops of shea trees, fields of pea plants …

Read More »

Crop devouring desert locusts sighted in Nwoya Gardens

Nwoya, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  Nwoya has become the latest District in Acholi sub region to report an existence of the crop-devouring desert locusts, albeit on a small scale.  The deadly insects were randomly sighted in Got Lunyang and Aol ki Lyec villages in Lutuk Parish, Kochgoma Sub County; Obira …

Read More »