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12 Aug 2018 NEBBI
A disgruntled Ugandan politician has reacted to a successive resounding defeat in a recent parliamentary by-election by stopping all development projects he had initiated in the area. Mr Patrick Okumu-Ringa, who lost in the recently concluded Nebbi Municipality Parliamentary by-election, opted to dismantle all the boreholes he had sunk that have been supplying water to area residents free of charge for the past two decades.
22 Jul 2018 Rukungiri
The construction of Kahengye Gravity Water Scheme is far from complete two years after the project commenced. The Shs44b World Bank and government funded water project kicked off in July 2016 and was undertaken by an Indian firm, Technofab Engineering Services. It was expected to be completed by September 2017...
1 Feb 2018 SHEEMA
Over 100,000 residents in the sub-counties of Shuuku and Kyangyenyi in Sheema district are set to benefit from the Shuuku/Matsyoro clean water project. However, according to Ian Arebahona, the contract manager at the water ministry, only the homesteads with proper sanitation facilities such as toilets, will access this water, while those without toilets will not have taps extended to their homes.
24 Jan 2018 KAMPALA
In preparation for the 8th World Water Forum, the African Ministerial Council on water are discussing issues of water security, ecosystem and climate change to make a report that will represent the regional position during the forum. Osward M. Chanda, the Ag. director, water and sanitation department at the Africa Development Bank (AfDB), said politicians need to be sensitised so that when policy elements related to climate change, job creation for youth in the water sector, ecological systems and water development come up, the representatives are able to influence decisions.
16 Oct 2017 UGANDA
Water and Environment Minister, Sam Cheptoris told Uganda Radio Network that he had received a communication from his Egyptian counterpart protesting against the way Nile Basin Initiative Secretariat in Uganda is handling the process.
1 Aug 2017 ENTEBBE
Increased pollution is threatening the sustainable use of Lake Victoria, a vital resource for the East African region. Speaking at a conference on population, health and environment, scientists said increasing population, declining fish stocks and weeds, among others, have made matters worse for the ecosystem of Africa's fresh water lake...
26 Jun 2017 KAMPALA
Photographs of dignitaries and presidents taken from last week's Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) heads of state summit at State House, Entebbe suggest the meeting was a tremendous success. But behind-the-scenes accounts of the June 20 to 22 event offer a contrasting narrative.
23 Jun 2017 KAMPALA
Prosperity for Nile Basin countries is the best way to protect River Nile and other water systems in Africa, President Museveni of Uganda has said at a plenary session of the first ever Nile Basin Heads of State summit held at State House, Entebbe. The summit that brings together all countries along the River Nile was attended by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, South Sudan Vice President Joseph Wani, Burundi’s 2nd Vice President Joseph Butore and Sudan’s Vice President Hasabo Mohammed Abdul Rahman.
23 Jun 2017 KAMPALA
Egypt’s president on Thursday laid out concerns over his country’s share of the Nile waters, urging leaders of the river’s basin countries to work together toward a more efficient use of their resources.
31 May 2017 KAMPALA
The Judiciary on May 26 launched the Standards Utilities and Wildlife court to penalise consumers and manufacturers who don’t conform to the Standards of consumer goods and services. The court will mainly handle cases of power and water theft, unregulated media and telecommunication companies, poachers and smugglers of animal species and traders who sell sub-standard products.
8 May 2017 CAIRO
Egyptian Foreign Affairs Minister Sameh Shoukry will hold discussions in Uganda on Tuesday, during a visit aimed at boosting cooperation with Nile Basin countries, according to a ministry statement. The foreign ministry’s spokesperson, Ahmed Abou Zeid, said that Shoukry would deliver a letter from Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi to his counterpart Yoweri Museveni, regarding cooperation in water-security issues and the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI).
6 Oct 2016 KAMPALA
Several parts of Kampala and other surrounding areas are to experience a 48-hour water shutdown to allow pipe reconnection works at Nakasero to evacuate more water and improve water supply in the central business district.