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21 Feb 2021 KIGALI, Uganda
The governments of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania have reported that within the last 2 months roughly 100 tonnes of fish, mostly of the freshwater species Nile Perch, have died due to unknown causes in Lake Victoria which borders all three countries.The mass deaths of Nile Perch, which are valued at between 10 Million and 15 Million Uganda Shillings (UGX) ($2732 - $4,096 USD) per tonne depending on their weight, has cost the government an estimated $409,840 USD in revenue so far – however, it could potentially become much more...
8 Sep 2020 OXFORD, United Kingdom
A report published this month by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and charity Oxfam investigates how water supplies can be managed in long-term humanitarian crises."Water Supply in Protracted Humanitarian Crises" finds that long-lasting crises can have an eroding effect on infrastructure and the institutions responsible for service delivery, including humanitarian agencies and host governments...
3 Sep 2020 LUANDA
Uganda's water sector needs between 4 and 5 percent of the funding made available in the General State Budget (OGE), according to the Secretary of State for Water, Lucrécio Costa. According to Mr. Costa, the sector currently receives only 2.1 percent of the budget allocated. He noted that countries like Angola lack a budget situation equal to or greater than 4 percent of the budget for water and sanitation, hence the budget falls short of demand.
12 Feb 2020 KAMPALA
A Chinese firm has applied to Ugandan authorities for a licence to develop a $1.4 billion hydropower plant that could potentially expand the country’s generation capacity by 40% according to a regulatory official and papers seen by Reuters. The firm, PowerChina International Group Limited (PIGL), wants to develop the Ayago Hydroelectric Power Station, located on a section of River Nile between the lakes Kyoga and Albert, according to its licence application seen by Reuters on Tuesday.
28 Jan 2020 LONDON, United Kingdom
Achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) by 2030 is a challenge but represents huge investment opportunity for the private sector through 2030, according to a new report from Standard Chartered Bank.The “Opportunity2030” study shows the funding need and the scale of required investment in order to achieve SDG 6 (water for all), SDG 7 (access to power), and SDG 9 (improved infrastructure) by 2030, breaking down the investment opportunity by SDG and by country...
11 Dec 2019 NAIROBI, Kenya
Member States of the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) will share reliable data for better monitoring of the Nile’s water resources under the $5.5 Million USD Nile Basin Regional HydroMet System to inform national planning and evidence-based decision making. The project will be implemented in Burundi, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda...
9 Sep 2019 NAIROBI
An estimated 27 million people – or 24% of the total food insecure people in the world– lived in seven of the eight countries in the IGAD region, according to a new report released by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and the Food Security Information Network (FSIN). A regional first, the report draws special attention to the plight of millions of people experiencing acute levels of food and nutrition insecurity in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, and Uganda...
7 Sep 2019 Dartmouth, NH, United States
Hot and dry conditions coupled with a rising population along the Nile River will reduce the amount of water available for residential, agricultural, and ecological uses in coming decades, according to a new study."Climate extremes impact people," said study leader Ethan Coffel of the Neukom Institute for Computational Science at Dartmouth College, US...
28 Jul 2019 DODOMA, Tanzania
Tanzania President John Magufuli laid the foundation stone for the Rufiji Hydropower Project (RHPP) at Stiegler’s Gorge July 26, reigniting protests by nature conservationists. RHPP is in the Selous Game Reserve, a UNESCO Heritage Site since 1982, the country’s largest wildlife area and home to significant populations of elephants and black rhinocerous, as well as cheetahs and giraffes...
25 Jul 2019 CHISAMBA, Zambia
The African Union (AU) has called for new measures to warn of imminent disasters in the continent. Harsen Nyambe, AU Head of Environment, Climate Change, Water and Land Management Commission cited the continent’s long-standing reactive response to disasters and urged member states of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) to implement early warning systems in order to bolster reaction time and protect against disaster scenarios...
28 Mar 2019 KAMPALA
The government of Uganda has tasked Uganda Electricity Generation Company Limited (UEGCL) to speed up preparation activities to pave way for construction works of the Nyagak Mini-hydro Power Dam in West Nile. “This project is key to us and the government is ready to avail funds for construction works to begin” said State Minister for Energy Simon D’Ujanga while officiating the revival of the project plans.
30 Sep 2018 KAMPALA
Several Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) activists have come up to advocate for the Pay Per Fetch model, a system where money for water is collected on a pay-as-you-fetch basis from everyone and at all water points in Uganda. There is an opportunity to collect revenue, which is used in maintaining the water systems and increasing its sustainability.