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NFA Gulu collects UGX 148 million from illegal charcoal business fines

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Forestry Authority-NFA has realized Shillings 140 million from operations targeting illegal charcoal dealers. The money was realized from auctioning impounded charcoal and fining levies on trucks intercepted ferrying the illegal charcoal between January and September this year. Haruna Busubozi, the NFA sector manager …

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NFA impounds 450 bags of charcoal in Amuru

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Forestry Authority (NFA) has impounded 450 bags of charcoal from illegal dealers in Amuru district. 150 bags were impounded from Ober Parish in Amuru sub county along the Apaa-Pabbo road while being transported to Kampala aboard a vehicle registration number UAL 590N. The …

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Uganda loses 2,000 acres of forest cover to UNHCR project

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Adjumani district will lose over 2000 acres of forest cover in Itirikwa sub county to give way for the establishment of a commercial farm for refugees by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees-UNHCR. Deputy Prime Minister General Moses Ali, the National Forestry Authority …

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NFA reports 450 illegal land titles in forest reserves

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The on-going process to ascertain the extent of forest degradation has unearthed 450 illegal land titles in different forest reserves, the Executive Directive National Forestry Authority-NFA Tom Okello has revealed. He disclosed this in a meeting with the European Union (EU) delegation at the Bugoma …

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Tourism gets Shs12bn

World Bank, Sweden support forest conservation and national parks Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | On Oct.28, the World Bank and the Swedish Government signed a partnership agreement that saw both extend US$ 3.3 million (Shs12.3 billion) to support conservation of nature-based tourism resources in Uganda. The grant which will …

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NFA impounds over 600 pieces of timber from Bugoma forest

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Forestry Authority (NFA) has impounded timber worth about 12 million Shillings which was illegally harvested from Bugoma central forest reserve. The 600 pieces of timber are suspected to have been harvested in Nyairongo area in Kikuube district where the land boundaries between …

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 Lt Col Edith Nakalema ordered to probe Namanve forest takeover

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has directed Lieutenant Colonel Edith Nakalema, the Head of the State House Anti-Corruption Unit to investigate the encroachment on Namanve and Zirimiti central reserves in Mukono district. Last week, more than 300 people armed with pangas, sticks and metals pitched camp …

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