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EACOP signs ecosystem MoU with NFA

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | In line with EACOP’s environmental mitigation and conservation requirements, EACOP has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ugandan National Forestry Authority (NFA) to facilitate the continued partnership between the two entities for biodiversity conservation and natural resource management where their areas of interest coincide. …

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Agago residents say land marked by NFA as forest reserve is theirs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  In a heated protest on Sunday evening, hundreds of residents stormed the Lira Kato Sub County offices in Agago district, destroying 59 concrete markers owned by the National Forestry Authority (NFA). These markers were intended for placement within an area claimed to be part …

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NFA auctions 5,326 bags of charcoal

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The National Forestry Authority (NFA) in the Aswa range has initiated the auctioning of more than 5,326 bags of charcoal that were seized from illegal dealers in the Acholi sub-region. The Gulu Chief Magistrates Court ordered their disposal through a public auction. However, since …

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NFA backtracks on distribution of 6,000 bags of impounded charcoal

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Forestry Authority-NFA in the Aswa River Range region have backtracked on their decision to give out impounded charcoal to the community and institutions. Since July 2023, NFA, together with the Environmental Police Protection Unit-EPPU have impounded thousands of bags of charcoal in …

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Museveni directive on charcoal trade biting

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Forestry Authority has vowed to continue enforcing the president’s directive on charcoal products and trade despite the growing outcry over the skyrocketing prices. In May this year, President Museveni issued Executive Order No 3 which, among others banned the production of and …

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NFA impounds 200 tons of charcoal in Gulu

  Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Forestry Authority (NFA) has impounded an estimated 200 tons of charcoal in a crackdown on the illegal movement of forest products from the Acholi Sub-region. The operation was jointly undertaken with the Environmental Police Protection Unit (EPPU) and targeted defiant charcoal businessmen …

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NFA auctions over 125 Impounded bags of charcoal

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Forestry Authority has auctioned more than 125 bags of charcoal that were seized during a crackdown on commercial charcoal dealers in Moroto district. The crackdown followed President Yoweri Museveni’s ban on the charcoal business in Northern and Western Uganda as part of …

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Uganda Baati, NFA start restoring Mubuku forest reserve

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT & URN | The National Forestry Authority-NFA has launched a drive to restore 10 hectares of Mubuku Central Forest Reserve in Kasese district. The campaign will be implemented jointly with Uganda Baati Limited, a member of Safal Group. NFA signed an agreement with Uganda Baati in …

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NFA allocated extra Shs4 billion for tree seedlings

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |   The Committee on Environment and Natural Resources has recommended that the National Forestry Authority (NFA) is allocated an additional Shs4 billion in the next financial year for provision of tree seedlings. According to the Committee Chairperson,  Emmanuel Otaala, the money will cover a funding …

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Concessionaires to sue NFA over Kyewaga Forest Reserve licenses

Wakiso, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than thirty people who were given a concession by the National Forestry Authority-NFA to grow trees in Kyewaga Forest in Katabi Town Council are intending to sue NFA for irregularly terminating their concession. The concessionaires complain that their permits/licenses issued at different times between …

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