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Sensitize people to leave wetlands voluntarily- Museveni

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has said people should not be forced to leave wetlands, but instead should be sensitized on why they should leave voluntarily. Museveni who was speaking at Kalaki primary school in Palisa town council in Palisa district during the commissioning of …

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Museveni warns investors to desist from constructing in wetlands

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  President, Yoweri Museveni has warned the general public and investors against encroaching on wetlands. He says the structures constructed in wetlands block water, which can lead to severe floods. Speaking to journalist at the Jinja based State Lodge on Tuesday night; Museveni said government shall …

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Museveni asks encroachers to voluntarily vacate wetlands

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has asked persons occupying wetlands in the Ankole region to voluntary withdrawal from the catchment areas, in order to avoid effects of forceful eviction. The president was addressing a press briefing at Mbarara State Lodge on Thursday night, soon after the …

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Uganda’s forest cover completely depleted-Environment Minister

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Sam Mangusho Cheptoris, the Cabinet Minister of Water and Environment has expressed concerns over the continued depletion of Uganda’s natural forests and wetlands. Uganda’s forest cover has been depleted to 8% up from 24% in 1990s, largely attributed to human encroachment for different activities such as …

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NEMA, municipal authorities disagree on construction in wetlands

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Municipal authorities in the Ankole region are on the spot for approving construction in protected areas. The municipalities in question include Ntungamo, Bushenyi, and Mbarara. The authorities have gone ahead to clear the construction of houses and establishment of other structures in wetlands despite …

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Get out of wetlands, river banks to avert disaster – President

Kampala, Uganda | PPU| President Yoweri Museveni has urged Ugandans that have invaded, cultivated and settled in wetlands, forestry reserves, river banks and lake shores to leave them peacefully and save the country from disaster. The President was speaking at a public rally at Rushoroza Seed School in Kihihi sub-county in …

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Bamugemereire orders arrest of ministry official for wetlands land titles

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | The Chairperson of the Commission of inquiry into land acquisition and management Justice Catherine Bamugemereire has ordered the immediate arrest of a senior registrar of titles in the Ministry of Lands and Urban Development Lwera Atalo Bogere for issuing titles in wetlands. Atalo was appearing before the …

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Uganda to celebrate World Wetlands Day

By Julius Odeke The Minister for Water and Environment Eprahim Kamuntu says Uganda will join the international community to celebrate the World Wetlands Day under the theme “Wetlands and Water Management.” He says the Ramsar Convention is an inter-governmental treaty, which provides a framework for national action and international cooperation …

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