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Innovations fund receives UGX 30 billion for science research

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Makerere University Research and Innovations Fund (Mak – RIF) has received new funding worth 30 Billion Shillings to support local science innovations. Prof. William Bazeyo confirmed the funding saying that the innovations targeted are those that address the National Development Plan (NDP 3) that …

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Agriculture ministry cautions NGOs against issuing own weather forecast information

Uncoordinated release of weather forecast information has resulted into losses to farmers Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries-MAAIF has cautioned development partners implementing Agro-pastoralists projects in Karamoja to avoid issuing weather forecast related information to farmers. John Lodungokol, the Assistant Commission in Charge …

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Heavy downpours in Kenya, Tanzania won’t affect Uganda – UNMA

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fears that had been raised amongst weather experts that excessively heavy rains would pound Uganda in the coming days have subsided. The Uganda National Meteorological Authority-UNMA now says the country will continue receiving normal rainfall over several parts of the country in the next five …

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Cold weather conditions to continue until mid-August- UNMA

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda National Meteorological Authority-UNMA has said that the current cold weather conditions experienced in most parts of the country will continue until mid-August. In a statement released on Friday, Festus Luboyera, UNMA executive director says since June, there has been a visible drop …

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Ugandans asked to prepare for above normal seasonal rains

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  Ugandans have been asked to prepare adequately for the above normal rainfall conditions expected in the country between months of March, April and May.  According to forecasts by the Uganda National Metrological Authority-UNMA, the country will generally experience high intensity of precipitation because of the …

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What triggered floods in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The current floods being experienced in Southern parts of the country will subside in January next year while in other parts at the end of December. The floods which worsened in September has left several parts of the country cut off with landslides accompanying …

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‘Rain for the next five days’

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda National Meteorological Authority-UNMA has warned of unusually heavy rainfall over the next five days. The authority attributes the anticipated rains and recent downpours to the moist winds blowing from Indian Ocean and Congo forests. Recent rains have caused flooding, killed people and …

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Latest forecast warns of above normal rainfall over Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Eight agricultural zones in Uganda will experience above normal rainfall in the September to December precipitation season, according to the latest seasonal forecast by Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA). The forecast says the onset of the second season has already began in most parts …

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Meteorology authority cannot provide accurate warnings on disasters -OPM

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Meteorological Authority-UNMA does not have the capacity to provide accurate warnings about impending disasters, according to Martin Owor, the commissioner for Disaster Preparedness. Owor says that the Department of Disaster Preparedness relies mainly on data from the World Meteorological Organisation which is …

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