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Museveni calls for training of marine engineers

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has reiterated the need for Busoga University to teach marine engineering and related courses. He made the statement after commissioning 12 marine ambulances at the Uganda People’s Defence Forces-UPDF marine base in Entebbe. The event took place on Friday, May …

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Manpower shortage frustrating prosecution for wildlife crimes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA has said that the trial of wildlife crime-related cases across the country has been frustrated by a shortage of manpower in its wildlife prosecution unit. UWA is a semi-autonomous government agency mandated to conserve, manage and regulate Uganda’s wildlife. It manages …

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17 UWA rangers killed in operations since 2002

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 17 rangers and nine suspected poachers were killed in the past 10 years during different operations by the Uganda Wildlife Authority – UWA. This is contained in the Authority’s report submitted to the Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights. The report is a …

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Conservationists want land around heritage sites gazetted

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has been asked to gazette land around historical sites as a strategy for preserving and protecting Uganda’s cultural heritage. The move known as heritage zoning, allows governments to protect the historical and cultural integrity of a geographical area. It is now …

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