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Prolonged school closures spur child labour in Masaka

Masaka, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The prolonged closure of schools is driving more pupils into sand and clay mining sites.   The mining sites of Kajuna, Kasaka and Butenzi in Buwunga sub-county in, Masaka district have lately registered an overflow in the number of children involved in both artisan sand and …

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Masaka district tightens sand mining regulations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Masaka district has instituted new measures against sand mining in an attempt to save wetlands. The decision was reached in a district council meeting chaired by the Speaker, Achilles Mawanda. The council resolved that all companies and individual miners first get a clearance from the …

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Illegal fishing, sand mining still prevalent on Lake Victoria

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Illegal fishing and sanding mining activities are still prevalent on Lake Victoria despite the ban by the concerned authorities. Our reporters saw several people involved illegal fishing and sanding mining in the presence of authorities last week during an expedition to retrace the last voyage …

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THIS WEEK: Salim Saleh under fire over sand mining

THIS WEEK: Salim Saleh under fire over sand mining Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Gen Salim Saleh, national coordinator of Operation Wealth Creation and President Museveni’s brother has been criticized for his comments, encouraging the various sand mining activities happening in Lake Victoria. Saleh told environmentalists to stop harassing Mango …

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Tanzania President Magufuli sacks Mines Minister

Tanzania minister sacked: Wednesday’s report found that companies exporting raw mineral sands understated the nature and quantity of precious metals in their containers and so avoided paying taxes Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | AFP |  President John Magufuli fired Tanzania’s mines minister on Wednesday after a government report found minerals exports …

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Parliamentary committee stops sand mining along Masaka road

Parliament’s Natural Resources Committee has suspended sand mining on a two acre site along Masaka road in Lweera-Kalungu district. The expansive Lweera wetland on Kampala-Masaka Highway, which stretches about 20 kilometers, is a major water catchment area that connects several rivers and wetlands in Gomba, Mpigi and Kalungu districts and drains directly into …

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