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Minister on spot over transfer of Environmental Fund

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament on the Natural Resources Committee have criticised the Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Matia Kasaija, for diverting the Environmental Fund from National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) to the Consolidated Fund, saying this has crippled NEMA’s operations. MPs said the fund was …

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DPP takes over Rajiv Ruparelia’s case file

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Director of Public Prosecutions-DPP has taken over the case against businessman Rajiv Ruparelia, who is accused of allegedly dumping soil in and on the shores of Lake Victoria. In a letter dated January 6, the DPP notified Entebbe Chief Magistrate’s Court of the move. …

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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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