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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, …

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Moroto district seeks UGX 230m for desert locust surveillence

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Moroto district has requested for 234 million Shillings from the central government to enable it to carry out surveillance against the desert locusts. The budget was submitted to the Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industries and fisheries, last week. If granted, the money, according to the Chief …

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Desert locusts spread to four districts in Karamoja

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Desert locusts have arrived in Nabilatuk through Nakapiripirit district. Another swarm has been sighted in Nakabaat, Moroto district. The locusts were seen approaching Kosike HC111, a few minutes to 3:00 pm on Sunday by residents. After about one hour, the first swarm was sighted …

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Karamoja ill prepared amid potential invasion of desert locusts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Moroto district senior agriculture officer Mark Loli has warned that the area does not have the capacity to handle an incursion of desert locusts if it spreads to Uganda. The warning comes just days after the Food and Agriculture Organisation-FAO announced that there could …

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Inadequate funding hindering fight against human trafficking in Napak

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The LCV chairperson Napak, Joseph Lomanyang has said the fight against human trafficking is being hindered by inadequate funding. Last week, 100 Karamojong girls were recently intercepted by Kenyan authorities and handed over to the Ugandan authorities in Busia. The girls most of whom are …

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Tree planting campaign launched in Moroto

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Moroto Municipal Council and district authorities have embarked on massive tree planting campaign. The campaign is spearheaded by the forestry department with support from National Forest Authority-NFA and local partners. Simon Ngorok, the Municipal forest officer says that the municipal council intends to plant …

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Defilement cases tops Moroto crimes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Defilement cases top the list of criminal offences lined up for trial in a special High Court session in Moroto. The session that started on Monday will be presided over by the Fort Portal Resident Judge, Justice Wilson Masalu Musene. Justice Musene will handle …

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Jan Mangal Uganda ltd loses gold mining license in Karamoja

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Directorate of Geological Survey and Mines has cancelled the gold mining license for Jan Mangal Uganda Ltd, in Moroto district. This is the second mining lease to be cancelled in Moroto district in less than three years. Jan Mangal, a subsidiary of an Indian …

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Museveni triggers massive changes at UBC radio in Moroto

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Numerous changes have occurred at the Uganda Broadcasting Corporation- UBC radio in Moroto after one of the workers openly complained to President, Yoweri Museveni about the sorry state of radio. Jehoshaphat Jones Opong, a staff at UBC radio Moroto took advantage of the press …

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