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Buganda road court charges pastor with noise pollution

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Pastor Edson Muhawenimana from Katallage Ministries Church in Kansanga appeared before Buganda Road Chief Magistrates Court on six counts related to noise pollution. Prosecution led by Allan Mucunguzi told the court that from October 2021 to date, Pastor Muhawenimana and others still at large have been …

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Pastors call for review of noise pollution regulations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A group of pastors from Kajjansi and Katabi town councils in Wakiso district have called for a review of the regulations on noise pollution. According to the pastors, the Noise Standards and Control Regulations of 2003 are due for review. The pastors expressed their views at …

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Two pastors remanded over noise pollution

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two pastors are on remand for noise pollution. The suspects are Pastor Edward Mukisa and Herman Ssebunje from Nkumba Miracle Centre in Bendegere village, Katabi town council, Wakiso district. They appeared on Tuesday before the Buganda Road Chief Magistrate on charges of noise pollution and …

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Plastic pollution worries NEMA

Manufacturers have the responsibility to collect their waste, says Akankwasah Kampala, Uganda | MUBATSI ASINJA HABATI | Uganda is witnessing an increase in soft drinks and mineral water packed in plastic bottles of various sizes. This increase is unfortunately coming with the challenge of increased plastic pollution. The mushrooming beverage …

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Unclear laws hinder implementation of kavera ban: Study

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda must ratify and apply international agreements on the environment to boost its efforts to eliminate plastic waste. Uganda spends Shillings 10 billion annually to clear drainages of plastic waste according to a study. This follows 15 years of attempting to ban the production, importation, …

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Seven arrested for erecting gabions in Lake Victoria

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Environment Management Authority-NEMA and police have stopped the ongoing construction of gabions on the shorelines of Lake Victoria at Kasenyi landing site. In a February 21, 2022 statement, NEMA says that the decision was made during the routine inspection by the Environment Police …

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NEMA attributes wetland destruction to lack of enforcement

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The failure by the government to establish an autonomous environment protection force has been blamed for the continued destruction of wetlands in the county. Arnold Waiswa Ayazika, the Director for Environment Management and Compliance at NEMA argues that the failure by the government to fully …

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