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NFA halts planting of non-indigenous trees in Mabira

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Forestry Authority-NFA Executive Director Tom Obong Okello has halted the planting of non-indigenous trees in Mabira and Kisisita forest in Buikwe district. Okello who toured the two forests on Saturday was surprised that people who were approved by NFA to restore the …

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Logging, charcoal burning persist in Mabira Forest

  Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Charcoal burning and illegal logging persists in Mabira forest despite the deployment of Local Defense Unit-LDU personnel and army officers attached to the National Forestry Authority-NFA. The forest sections of Nagojje in Mukono and Najjembe in Buikwe district are the most affected with …

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Accident claims four lives in Mabira

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Four people have been confirmed dead following an accident that occurred Friday night in Mabira Forest, along the Kampala-Jinja highway. Police records indicate that the accident occurred when a coaster registration number UBD 343P which was destined for Mbale, collided with a Kampala bound …

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ANALYSIS: Maize worm worries

Fall armyworms are back, but government’s help isn’t Kampala, Uganda | Andrew S. Kaggwa | The rains are back but so is the dreaded fall armyworm. This time it is attacking maize at a much younger stage – meaning it will be more costly for the farmers than last season. …

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