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Farmers count losses as water submerges roads in Serere

Serere, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Farmers in Bugondo sub county, Serere district are counting losses as the condition of roads worsens due to the rising water levels from Lake Kyoga. For more than two months now, parts of major roads in Bugondo, Kadungulu, Labor and Pingire sub counties have …

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Unregistered fishermen in Serere resort to illegal fishing

Serere, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several fishermen who did not register in Serere district have resorted to illegal fishing after government lifted a ban on fishing in Lake Kyoga. In March, the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries issued a directive to all boat owners along Lake Kwania …

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Gov’t to rehabilitate Kagwara fish handling facility

Serere, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has unveiled plans to rehabilitate Kagwara fish handling facility. This comes after Serere district leaders criticized the poor state of the facility. The facility constructed between 2009 and 2013 with funding from African Development Bank has been lying idle after the district leadership …

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Serere fish farmers counting losses as water submerges ponds

Serere, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The rising water level in Lake Kyoga has taken a huge toll fish farmers in Serere district. More than 30 fishponds built by government through Operation Wealth Creation, Youth Livelihood and other programs have been submerged in Kadungulu, Bugondo, Labor, Pingire and Kateta sub …

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ART shortages disorganize clients in Serere

Serere, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Some people living with HIV/Aids in Serere district have missed their antiretroviral treatment because of the shortage of Atazanavir and Lopinavir drugs at some health facilities for more than a month. Atazanavir and Lopinavir are second line drugs. However, the absence of the drugs …

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Fishermen in Serere struggling to survive after fishing ban

Serere, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The fishing community in Serere district is struggling to survive following the suspension of fishing on Lake Kyoga. The communities argue that they have been deprived of their livelihoods from the lake. Simon Okwi, the Parish Councillor of Kagwara says the suspension has been …

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