Environment

Ex-NEMA ED, Dr. Tom Okurut has passed away

Summary: Former NEMA Executive Director Dr. Tom Okurut has passed away. He served for a decade before being succeeded by Dr. Barirega Akankwasa. Dr. Tom Okia Okurut, former Executive Director of the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), has passed away. Dr. Okurut breathed his last on Sunday afternoon at Platinum …

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EACOP, Ministry of Water Ink MoU for Environmental Conservation

Summary: EACOP on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Ministry of Water and Environment (MWE) to cooperate on various conservation initiatives in the 10 Districts traversed by the Pipeline. East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) Ltd on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Ministry of Water and Environment …

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KCCA, ERA clash over fossil fuels, garbage in Kiteezi landfill

Summary: The Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) and Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) are in conflict over fossil fuel energy and garbage management at Kiteezi landfill. The mayor accuses ERA of hindering the smart city initiative by licensing fossil fuel companies, while ERA argues that KCCA’s refusal to allow companies to …

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FAO Acts to Reduce Flood Impact in Ugandan Hotspots

Summary: The FAO is implementing a project in flood-prone areas of Uganda to enhance early warning systems and proactive measures, safeguarding food security and livelihoods. Through initiatives like rehabilitating markets and dams, FAO aims to mitigate flood impacts and empower communities. This effort is crucial given Uganda’s high risk of …

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Uganda advances forest conservation with public awareness and tech

Summary: Uganda has made strides in forest conservation through public awareness and technology. Forest cover has increased, but deforestation remains a challenge. Efforts include pledges for land restoration and tree planting campaigns. Collaboration with China and adoption of technology aid conservation. In recent times, Uganda has made remarkable progress in …

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Compassion International Uganda, OPM Launch National Disaster Preparedness Strategy

Summary: Compassion International Uganda and the Office of the Prime Minister launched the National Disaster Preparedness, Prevention, and Response Strategy in Uganda to enhance readiness for natural calamities, emphasizing partnership and collective action to safeguard vulnerable children and families. Compassion International Uganda, in collaboration with the Office of the Prime …

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Activists urge gov’t to reconsider Bugoma forest giveaway stance

Summary: Civil society organizations are urging the government to reconsider its stance on the allocation of Bugoma Central Forest Reserve, criticizing a report on the forest boundaries for failing to resolve key issues. They demand clear conclusions, preservation of the forest, and an end to intimidation of activists. Civil society …

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Bukenya vows to defeat environmental ‘foes’

Summary: Former Vice President Gilbert Bukenya, now a senior presidential advisor on environment and sanitation, vows to combat wetland encroachment, climate change, and environmental degradation. Since his appointment as a senior presidential advisor on environment and sanitation by President Museveni, former Vice President Gilbert Bukenya has finally spoken out. Bukenya …

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How the Use of Plastics Has Destroyed Our Ecosystem

Summary: Plastic pollution poses serious environmental threats in Uganda and globally. The text advocates for reduced plastic usage, increased awareness, and sustainable practices to mitigate these risks and safeguard the environment for future generations. In our busy lives, we might not notice how much plastic is all around us. Think …

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