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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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Ibanda district destroys 70 acres of gardens to restore wetlands

Ibanda, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ibanda district environment office backed by the police has destroyed crop gardens in wetlands in Karombe village, Mpasha parish, Rukiri sub county, in a bid to restore the degraded wetlands in the district. The about 70 acres of gardens that had millet, coffee and …

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Gov’t to restore 1,900 hectares of degraded wetlands in Butebo

Butebo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Water and Environment has started restoring degraded wetlands in Butebo district. Deo Kabaalu, a wetlands officer in the Ministry of Water and Environment in charge of the Eastern region said during the activity which started on Wednesday, that government intends to reclaim …

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Wetland encroachers to benefit from revolving fund

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Water and Environment Ministry has established a revolving fund worth Shillings 8 billion to support communities around wetlands to discourage them from engaging in unwanted activities such as rice cultivation in wetlands. The revolving fund is part of the Integrated Water Resources Management Project, …

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Gov’t bans rice growing in wetlands

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has with immediate effect banned the growing of rice and other crops in wetlands across the country. In a resolution passed by Cabinet chaired by President Yoweri Museveni, and communicated on Tuesday by the Minister of State for Environment Beatrice Anywar, the government …

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Kabale RDC notifies wetland encroachers to resist NEMA and police evictions

Kabale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kabale Resident District Commissioner Darius Nandinda has told people farming in the wetlands to resist any attempts to evict them by National Environment Management Authority-NEMA and Water ministry officials supported by the environmental police until the district authorities are satisfied the exercise is going to be …

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60 Crested cranes killed in Lwengo in two weeks

Lwengo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Sixty crested cranes have killed in various wetlands in Lwengo district within a space of two weeks. Dr. Adalbert Ainomuchunguzi, the regional manager of International Crane Foundation (ICF) in East Africa says that they found the bodies of the crested cranes during their survey to …

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