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Fire wipes out Bwaise furniture workshops

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Hundreds of furniture dealers in Bwaise in Kawempe Division are counting losses following a fire outbreak early this morning. The fire that started around 4.00 am razed more than 150 timber workshops, leaving property worth hundreds of millions destroyed. Affected traders say by the …

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Mbarara traders petition parliament for UGX1.5Bn financial assistance

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mbarara city traders who lost their timber and furniture to fire have written to the speaker of parliament in the request of financial assistance worth 1.5 billion shillings. On 25th October 2021, fire burnt timber kiosks, motor garages destroying property that included; timber, machines, timber stores, …

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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 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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Rukungiri police impound four truck loads of timber

Rukungiri, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Rukungiri Police have impounded four trucks carrying more than 400 pieces of timber from Butimba Wood Center valued at Shillings 25million. The impounded timber is believed to have been cut illegally from Imaramagambo National Forest in Bwambara Sub County in Rukungiri district. Police acted on …

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