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MPs want stone quarrying in Bulambuli halted

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Members of Parliament on the committee of Environment and Natural Resources want stone quarrying in Bulambuli district halted. The MPs on Thursday visited Bulambuli district on a fact-finding mission following the on-going floods in the district. For the last four years, the lower belt of …

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Court adjourns case against NEMA, petroleum authority of Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The High Court has adjourned the hearing of the civil suit against the Petroleum Authority of Uganda and the National Environment Management Authority-NEMA to November 20th.  The matter was adjourned over the absence of Isaac Ntujju, NEMA’s Principal Environment Inspector who is principal witness in …

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Waste management, leakages critical for crude oil pipeline assessment

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The National Environment Management Authority-NEMA has highlighted waste management and disposal, possible leakages and spillages and management of ecosystems, as areas that need emphasis during the much-anticipated construction of the oil pipeline. The 1,443 km crude oil export pipeline, built to transport crude oil from …

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MPs quiz NEMA officials over soil dumping in River Katonga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Officials from the National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) found difficulty convincing Parliament’s Natural Resources Committee about the safety of River Katonga amid reports of soil deposition. A Chinese Company Zhong Bang Industries Limited that reportedly acquired 40 acres of land to construct warehousing units …

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Hoima Municipal garbage recycling plant lying idle

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The multi-billion shilling garbage recycling plant constructed in Hoima Municipality is lying idle seven years after it was constructed. The plant that was envisaged to turn garbage into manure was funded by World Bank through the National Environmental Management Authority-NEMA. Apart from aiding effective …

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Nema halts activities of Chinese firm in Katonga wetland

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) has stopped Zetong Bang Limited, Chinese Company, from carrying out any activity in Katonga wetland. This follows reports that the company had violated the conditions of the user permit which had been granted to them. The illegal activities …

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Govt looks to new oil deals

There is plenty to cheer than mourn about after Tullow oil deal failed THE INDEPENDENT | RONALD MUSOKE | Following the August fallout of Tullow Oil Plc’s farm down to Total E&P Uganda and China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), the government appears to be going after a three-pronged come-back …

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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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