Government plans to increase investments in food and livestock production, as a gloomy weather prediction for areas around the Lake Victoria Basin and other parts of the country threatens production of cash crops. According sources, money planned to boost cash crops like tea, and coffee will instead be diverted to enhance other crops’ performance in a bid to offset deficits arising from adverse climate conditions.
WOMEN AND CHILDREN EXPOSED TO INDOOR AIR POLLUTION-RESEARCH
The Uganda National Alliance on Clean Cooking (UNACC) have expressed concern over the lots of time spent by women and children while collecting firewood and cooking
Leaders in Mbarara district are calling on the National Environment Management Authority - NEMA, to apply military strategies in protecting the Wetlands and save the only historical River Rwizi which si the only source of water in 9 districts.
The leaders are concerned about human activities and urban
Failure to communicate between Chinese Engineers and Ugandan workers at the Karuma Dam construction project has been reported to be one of the major constraints slowing progress of works.
The Chinese Contractor Sinohydro says 30% of the works is done
The Uganda National renewable energy and efficiency Alliance, UNREEEA have expressed dismay over the lots of time spent by women and children while collecting firewood and cooking which exposes them to indoor air pollution.
This was revealed during a press conference at Hotel Africana for the alliances Annual General Meeting
Gulu - There is roaming food insecurity in Nwoya district as communities adjacent to Murchison National park are displaced from their ancestral land by wild Elephants. The elephants cross into community land uncontrolled, destroying gardens, property and sometimes taking human lives. This has caused a lot fear and unrest among the communities
Encroachment on Central Forest reserves in Kyegegwa District is taking a new twist, with residents of Kanyabatooro – Kikuba dragging the Forestry Body to Court, accusing it of unlawful eviction The over 200 residents in the two parishes claim that NFA evicted them unlawfully and contrary to the Presidential Directive and therefore have been authorized by the State House to re-encroach
Kyenjojo - The National Forestry Authority have signed an agreement with Over 200 thousands encroaches on Matiri Natural Forest in Kyenjojo district, to use the forest resource in a sustainable manner.
The groups, which will be doing preservative cultivation in the forest will be charged