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Mabirizi files environmental degradation charges against Rajiv Ruparelia

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | City lawyer Male Mabirizi has filed charges against Rajiv Ruparelia, the manager of Speke Hotel before Entebbe Chief Magistrate’s court by way of private prosecution for degrading the Lake Victoria shores in Kitubulu, Katabi town council. According to the charge sheet, Mabirizi accuses Rajiv of …

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Bugongi town council leaders on the spot for hiring out wetland

Sheema, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Isingiro ward in Bugongi town council, Sheema district are demanding a refund of their money paid to the town council leadership for hiring a wetland for cultivation. The more than 1,000 residents argue that in August 2021, they each paid 30,000 Shillings to …

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Justice Ssekaana steps down from Bugoma forest give away case

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Justice Musa Ssekaana has stepped down from hearing a petition challenging the planned giveaway of part of Bugoma forest reserve in Kikuube district. Justice Ssekaana noted that he had perused the files before him relating to the matter and found that he had previously handled …

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Kisenyi, Kawempe have the worst air quality in Kampala – Report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The new Air Quality Index report for the month of September lists Kisenyi and Kawempe suburbs as areas with the worst air in Kampala Capital City. Giving monthly air quality reports is a new initiative by the National Environment Management Authority in collaboration with Kampala …

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Environmentalists demand increased funding for climate change mitigation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Environmentalists are demanding an increase in domestic funding towards climate change mitigation measures. Dr Tom Okurut, the Executive Director of National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), notes that Uganda needs over 150 Billion Uganda Shillings annually to effectively address climate change mitigations and effects. At the moment, …

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