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NFA moves to reclaim degraded forest land

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Forest Authority-NFA will next week start the process of reclaiming degraded forest land. Last month, the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development summoned registered proprietors of 475 land titles allegedly issued in central forest reserves across the country for a hearing. The …

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Kaabong hospital sinking in wetland

Kaabong, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The leadership of Kaabong General Hospital has called for the relocation of the facility built-in 2011, saying it is sinking in a wetland. Elevated from a health center IV, Kaabong General Hospital sits on land belonging to the National Forestry Authority-NFA. According to the hospital …

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Police hands over impounded timber to NFA in Lamwo

Lamwo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Police in Lamwo have handed over 853 pieces of impounded timber to the National Forestry Authority (NFA). The Lamwo District police Commander Robert Kachumu says the consignment was part of the timber that was impounded during separate crackdowns mounted by the environmental police and officials …

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NFA fetches UGX 12 million from impounded charcoal

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The National Forestry Authority (NFA) has realized Shillings 11.3million from the auction of impounded charcoal. The charcoal was impounded from Amuru and Adjumani districts during joint operations manned by the Environmental Police Protection Unit and NFA last month against illegal charcoal dealers in Northern Region. …

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Court clears NFA to auction 492 bags of impounded charcoal

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Court has finally cleared the National Forestry Authority (NFA) to auction 492 bags of charcoal that were impounded during a crackdown on illegal charcoal dealers. The charcoal bags were impounded from Amuru and Gulu districts during an operation against illegal charcoal dealers in Acholi Sub …

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Residents pitch camp at Zirimiti forest reserve to stop encroachers

Mukono, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Bugoye village, Ntenjeru sub county in Mukono district have stepped up surveillance to stop any further encroachment on Zirimiti central forest reserve. Residents stepped up their vigilance after about 30 men armed with machetes started clearing part of the forestland on Friday evening. …

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Gov’t seeks 286 billion shillings loan to restore forests

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of State for Environment Beatrice Anywar has sought parliament’s approval of a 286 billion Shillings loan request from the World Bank to restore forests in the country. Anywar presented the loan request before Parliament’s National Economy Committee alongside the Minister of State for …

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NFA struggles to reclaim land in Gulu, Amuru districts

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Forestry Authority (NFA) is struggling to reclaim over 30 hectares of its land occupied by residents in Gulu city. NFA has 98 hectares of land in Pece-Laroo division in Gulu city but 30 hectares of the portion of that located at Holy Rosary …

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NFA impounds 600 bags of charcoal in Gulu and Amuru

  Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Forestry Authority- NFA has impounded 600 bags of charcoal in Gulu and Amuru districts. 300 bags were impounded from the charcoal dealers camp in Patiko sub county in Gulu district on Tuesday evening. Another 300 bags were impounded on Monday evening from …

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