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Encroacher destroy wetlands in Wakiso, leaders appeal

Wakiso, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |¬†At least 3 major wetlands in Wakiso district have been destroyed and turned into farms for cultivation. The wetlands around River Mayanja covering Kyengeza, Gobero, and Mende villages among other areas have been turned into gardens for cabbages, maize, and vegetables. Residents and their leaders …

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Africa has role in mitigation of climate change effects: Museveni

Entebbe, Uganda | Xinhua |¬†President Yoweri Museveni said on Monday that while the developed world must reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Africa should play its part in stopping the destruction of forests and wetlands, which has contributed to adverse climate change effects. Museveni told reporters at State House Entebbe, 40 km …

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Kitagwenda district embarks on wetland demarcation

Kitagwenda, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |¬†The Ministry of Water and Environment has started the demarcation of three major wetlands in Kitagwenda district. The wetlands are Kanunka, Ruhagura, and Kyarutanga all in Kabujogera town council. The ministry‚Äôs intervention follows the rampant human activities like cultivation, brick-making, and planting of eucalyptus trees …

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MPs want officials issuing titles in wetlands arrested

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |¬†Legislators have called on the law enforcement authorities to consider arresting officers in the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development who issue land titles in wetlands. MPs who sit on the Committee on Climate Change said this will quicken the process of reclaiming wetlands …

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Lubigi wetland evictions leave taxi operators, passengers stranded

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The eviction of encroachers on Lubigi Wetland has left taxi operators stranded.¬†¬† Last week, the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) and the Ministry of Water and Environment embarked on an operation of restoring the Lubigi wetland. Busega taxis were also affected leaving passengers to …

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Investors protest order to demolish structures in Namanve park

Kampala, Uganda |¬†THE INDEPENDENT |¬†Investors in Namanve industrial park have protested an order by the National Environment Management Authority-NEMA to demolish structures established in wetlands. NEMA instructed several investors to raze down structures and restore the destroyed areas of wetlands, an order which, according to the Authority’s deputy spokesperson, Tonny …

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Masaka city authorities struggling to restore depleted wetlands

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |¬†Masaka City council is failing to restore depleted wetlands in the area. Some of the destroyed wetlands include Kajjansembe, Kassooka, and Ssenya located in the Kimanya-Kabonera division. They are geographically connected and feed into the Nabajjuzi swamp which is the main source of water for …

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Farmers accuse Masaka environment officers of selective law enforcement

Masaka, Uganda |¬†THE INDEPENDENT |¬†The Masaka District Environment and Natural Resource Officers are on the spot for selective enforcement of environmental laws. The district natural resource officers backed by the police are conducting operations in which they have cut down several acres of seasonal crops and plants grown in the …

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Buganda seeks special status over forests, wetlands

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Buganda has asked the government to give kingdom leaders authority over natural resources such as forests and wetlands in the kingdom if they are to be saved from degradation. Buganda Minister for the environment, Mariam Nkalubo Mayanja called upon the government to grant the …

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NEMA attributes wetland destruction to lack of enforcement

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |¬†The failure by the government to establish an autonomous environment protection force has been blamed for the continued destruction of wetlands in the county. Arnold Waiswa Ayazika, the Director for Environment Management and Compliance at NEMA argues that the failure by the government to fully …

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