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NEMA proposes heavy fines, jail sentence for air pollution offences

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Uganda National Environment Authority (NEMA) is proposing heavy fines and jail terms to persons who are found guilty of polluting air and committing other related offences.    The proposal is part of Uganda’s first air quality standards and regulations that are currently being developed …

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NEMA snubs CSOs petition on oil pipeline assessment report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The National Agricultural Management Authority-NEMA has snubbed a petition by civil societies under Civil Society Coalition on Oil and Gas-CSCO which requested the environment body not to approve the east African oil pipeline environment and social impact assessment report.    The Civil Society Coalition on …

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NEMA calls for removal of tax on gas to save forest cover

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Environment Authority (NEMA) Executive Director Tom Okurut has called for the removal of the tax on Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) to encourage its use among Ugandans, instead of cutting forests for charcoal and firewood. LPG was exempt from taxation in 2006. But the …

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Tom Okurut Vegetable farmer

By the Indepenent Team Growing vegetables is a business that anyone with a passion in farming can start and make money within a short while.  Tom Okurut started growing vegetables in a sack at his house because he had limited land. It would also be easy to manage.  “If you …

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