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Government halts proposed power project on Uhuru falls

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Cabinet has halted the proposed construction of the 360 megaWatts power project on Uhuru falls that is few meters from the Murchison Falls. The Tourism, Wild Life and Antiquities Minister, Professor, Ephraim Kamuntu disclosed the cabinet decision at the weekly cabinet briefing at government …

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Ugandan cheetah, spotted hyena face extinction

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The cheetah of Kidepo Valley National Park, Pian Upe Game Reserve and Matheniko-Bokora Wildlife Reserve is critically threatened, according to a new red list of critically endangered species released by the Ministry of Tourism. The same list also names the spotted Hyena of Queen …

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Gov’t rejects planned power dam in Murchison falls

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry for Water and Environment says that government will not approve the plan to construct a hydropower dam in Murchison Falls. This stems from a letter dated June 20th to the Ministry through National Environment Management Authority- NEMA from Electricity Regulatory Authority-ERA on …

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UWA gives UGX 2M to family of catechist killed by stray elephants

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Wildlife Authority has given two million shillings to the family of a Catholic Catechist killed by stray elephants from Murchison Falls. Boniface Omara, a catechist at Bombay Catholic Chapel, Kamdini Sub County in Oyam district was attacked and killed instantly by the elephants on …

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Kadaga seeks gov’t assurance on Murchison falls

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The speaker of parliament Rebecca Kadaga has asked the government to give an assurance to the public about the status of Murchison falls. Recently power regulator, Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA), announced that they had received an application from Bonang Power Energy Ltd, a South African …

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Kob translocation successful at Murchison Falls National Park

The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has this month completed the translocation of hundreds of Kob antelopes from Murchison Falls Park. Translocation is a way of increasing population of that specie of animal from one park to the other in order to boost numbers across the country. It also help boost tourism …

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