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Foot and mouth disease outbreak reported in Nakasongola

Nakasongola,  Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |Nakasongola district has registered a fresh outbreak of Foot and Mouth disease weeks after the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries lifted the quarantine in the area. The fresh outbreak has been reported in five farms located at Butiiti village in Nabiswera Sub County. …

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Sand, clay miners oppose proposed licensing fees

Masaka, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Artisanal miners involved in the extraction of construction materials in Masaka district are opposed to the proposed regulatory framework that seeks to introduce direct taxes on sector players.    Government, through the Mining and Mineral Amendment bill 2019 intends to take over ownership of all high …

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MPs demand accountability for funds spent on locust fight

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Members of Parliament on the Committee on Agriculture want the government to account for funds spent in the fight against locusts.   Uganda has spent more than 267 billion shillings in loans and donations to fight locusts that ravaged some parts of East and Central Africa …

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Uganda gets UGX 11Bn from Russia to fight desert locusts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Russian Federation has today donated USD 3 million (11.2 billion Shillings) to fund Uganda’s efforts against desert locusts. Uganda has been invaded thrice since March with the last swarm seen on May 26, in Kaabong district in Karamoja sub-region. The donation comes amidst …

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COVID-19 complicates efforts to fight desert locusts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The outbreak of the COVID-19 has presented a number of challenges in the fight against desert locusts that have resurfaced in parts of Uganda. Agriculture Minister Vincent Bamulangaki Ssempijja says that they are currently unable to buy nose masks because of the stiff competition …

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Farmers should continue going to gardens – Minister

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Farmers should not sit home because of the coronavirus lockdown but instead go-ahead to plant and tender to their gardens, Agriculture Minister Vincent Ssempijja has said. Ssempijja told reporters in Kampala that it was already a planting season and farmers should observe Ministry of Health guidelines to …

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Gov’t expecting 9,000 liters of chemicals to fight desert locusts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government is expecting more chemicals to use in aerial spraying of desert locusts. Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries Vincent Bamulangaki Ssempijja told journalists at Uganda Media Center on Tuesday that the supplier of the specialized Fenittrothion 96% ULV chemical, Twiga Chemicals has …

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