Entries by techcherio

Deforestation blamed for Karamoja Gum Arabic slump

The Uganda Gum Arabic Cooperative Society in Karamoja sub region has registered a drop in harvest volumes over the past year due to widespread deforestation of the gum Arabic trees. Gum Arabic is a popular, naturally-occurring gum that’s often used as a stabilizer for packaged foods as well as in cosmetics and art products. Jimmy […]

Kasese traders vow to reward president for market

Traders in the Western Uganda district of Kasese have vowed to reward President Museveni handsomely for a new market currently under construction in Kasese town. Construction of Kasese Central market is being carried out by the government of Uganda with funding from the African Development Bank [ADB] under the Markets and Agricultural Improvement Program project […]

Swedish Energy Agency Terminates Carbon Credits Agreement with Green Resources

The Swedish Energy Agency (SEA) is terminating its agreement to purchase carbon credits from the Norwegian forestry company, Green Resources—finally recognizing the devastating impact the company’s plantation has had on local communities in Kachung, Uganda. Citing the ongoing legal dispute over land and the inability for farmers to graze their cattle within the forest, the […]

Do not charge for registering SACCOs, minister warns.

The Minister of State for Microfinance, Haruna Kasolo Kyeyune has cautioned district officials against charging community members for registering Savings and Credit Cooperative Societies (SACCOs). Minister Kyeyune issued the warning on Friday March 13, 2020, at Hotel Leslona, Moroto while launching the Presidential Initiative on Wealth and Job creation (EMYOOGA) in Karamoja region. Under the […]

Karimojong, Turkana pastoralists lobby for regional beef factory

Pastoralists from Karamoja and Turkana have called on the governments of Kenya and Uganda to establish a regional beef factory at the border between the two communities. The demand, made on Monday last week at a cross border peace meeting between the Turkana and Karimojong held in Kenya’s Loima district, re-echoed a recurring plea by […]

Cooperators raise alarm over Bundibugyo water crisis

Residents of Bukonzo County in Bundibugyo district are facing an acute water shortage three months after floods and landslides devastated the area. Following a spate of ruinous floods that ravaged numerous areas in Bundibugyo in December last year, water supply was disrupted in some parts of the district, especially Bukonzo County. Among those affected are […]

Avoid commercial banks, Minister advises entrepreneurs

The State Minister for Microfinance, Hon. Haruna Kasolo Kyeyune, has advised small scale entrepreneurs to desist from taking high-interest loans from commercial banks, arguing that such rates may cripple rather than boost their businesses. He made the remarks on Wednesday 11th March, while launching the Presidential initiative on Wealth and Job Creation (EMYOOOGA) at Bomah […]

Ministry of Agriculture signs MoU to promote cashew nut production

Cashew nut farmers have reason to celebrate after signing a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) to develop the crop’s value chain on Wednesday this week. Representing government at the signing was Henry Aggrey Bagiire, the Minister of State for Agriculture while growers of the highly prized crop […]

Kasese War Veterans receive Shs 60 million, accused of hypocrisy

It was a bitter-sweet experience as war veterans in Kasese were accused of hypocrisy on the same day they received a 60 million cash injection from government to boost their development initiatives. All started well this Tuesday when State Minister for Luwero Triangle, Dennis Ssozi Galabuzi presented the long awaited grant to Kateebwa –Kyabarungira War […]

Heavy rains ravage banana plantations in Ntungamo

Farmers in Ntungamo district are counting losses following a heavy down pour on Tuesday, which destroyed both crops and property. The heavy rains, which started on Monday evening, affected the bigger part of Ruhaama and Rushenyi counties in Ntungamo district. Sezi Babigumira, a resident of Nyamabare village, says the rains were characterized by heavy winds […]