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NEMA conducts reassessment of Namiiro swamp boundaries

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The National Environment Management Authority- NEMA has conducted a re-assessment exercise on the boundaries of Namiiro swamp in Kiwafu village, Entebbe Municipality.  Namiiro wetland, located along the shores of Lake Victoria, covers 1,000 hectares stretching from Kiwafu, Kiwafu West and Lugogo-Nakiwogo villages in Entebbe Municipality …

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Court halts eviction of more than 300 Makindye residents

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court Land Division has extended its order restraining National Environmental Management Authority-NEMA from evicting 304 people from Kansanga Kiwafu B and Heritage zones in Makindye division, Kampala. Justice Yasin Nyanzi extended the order this morning pending the hearing of an application by …

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Police arrests musician Buchaman for disrupting NEMA meeting

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police have arrested local musician, Mark Bugembe also known as Buchaman for allegedly disrupting a meeting organized by National Environment Management Authority –NEMA. Patrick Onyango, the Kampala police spokesperson said Buchaman was arrested by Katwe police after he mobilized youth to disrupt a NEMA …

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Encroachers refuse to vacate Namiiro wetland

Entebbe, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  A section of residents has vowed not to vacate Namiiro wetland along the shores of Lake Victoria in Entebbe Municipality. The wetland covers 1,000 hectares stretching from Kiwafu, Kiwafu West and Lugogo-Nakiwogo villages in Entebbe Municipality Division B.   In April President Museveni ordered individuals who have …

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Ministry renews demands for special courts to handle environment cases

Kalungu, Uganda| AFP |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Ministry of Water and Environment has renewed demands to have special courts established to handle environmental cases. Due to the grave effects of environmental degradation caused by encroachments  on wetlands, cultivating along critical shorelines and river banks, and invasion on gazetted forest reserves, …

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National forest coverage slightly improves in 30 years

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Efforts to recover the lost forest coverage in Uganda through massive reafforestation and afforestation must be paying off as the national forest coverage has slightly improved for the first time in 30 years, according to the National Forest Authority (NFA). The NFA Executive Director Tom …

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NEMA halts issuance of permits in wetlands

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Environment Management Authority- NEMA has halted the issuance of all permits in wetlands across the country. The NEMA Executive Director Dr. Tom Okurut notes that the decision is part of the temporary interventions to reduce the ever-rising cases of misuse and encroachment …

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