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Heavy Rains Destroy Gardens in Ntungamo

 By Communication Office

 

Ntungamo

 

Heavy rains that hit Ntungamo district on Monday and Wednesday left of a trail of destruction in the sub counties of Rweikiniro ,Kayonza and Rubaare.

 

Banana farmers are the most affected by the rains as many plantations were brought down and some houses also destroyed.

 

 

The  villages of Nyamabare,Kaboroga,Rushebeya II ,Kyenjojo 1 and Kyenjojo II in Rweikiniro sub county are the most affected where several acres of bananas were destroyed and three houses also destroyed.

 

Ntungamo Farmers Asked to Embrace Safe Pesticide Usage

By Communication Office

Ntungamo

 

Farmers in Ntungamo district have been urged to embrace safe pesticide usage in a bid to minimize the effects of pesticides on human beings.

 

The call was on Wednesday made by the Ntungamo district speaker Elijah Atuhaire while speaking at a meeting of the district safe pesticide usage committee held at Ntungamo district headquarters.

 

Ntungamo Schools Face Closure Over Holiday Teaching

By Communication Office

Ntungamo

 

Authorities in Ntungamo district have cautioned schools in the area against deviating from the school calendar by opening for a new term before the official opening date.

 

The warning comes amidst reports that some schools mainly privately owned have already opened for the 1st term of 2020 before the official Opening date which is 3rd February 2020.

Construction of 635 M Small Scale Irrigation Scheme Commissioned in Ntungamo

 

By Communication Office

 

Ntungamo

 

The ministry of water and environment on Thursday launched the construction of Kyamate small scale irrigation system in Ntrungamo Municipality.

 

The project is   being implemented by the ministry of water and environment- water production Regional Centre West Uganda with funding from government of Uganda aimed at improving people’s livelihood through promotion of modern agriculture practices and protecting wetlands by proving irrigation facilities off wetland areas.

 

SAGE to Be Rolled out in Ntungamo District

 

 By Communication Office

Ntungamo

The social assistance grants for empowerment is set to be rolled out to Ntungamo district.

 

The grant which focuses on reaching vulnerable, often excluded sections of the population, thereby achieving inclusive, pro-poor, equitable development.

According to Titus Ouma the senior program officer for capacity Building in the ministry of labor Gender and social development, the elderly above the age of 80 in the district are set to receive the money this financial year.

 Ntungamo Suspends Fishing on Lake Nyakiyanja

By Communication Office

Ntungamo

 

Authorities in Ntungamo district have suspended fishing activities at lake Nyakiyanja following the death of thousands of fish due to suspected poisoning.

 

According to Amos Besigye the Ntungamo district Fisheries officer, the decision was taken to ensure that the suspected poison which killed the fish does not extend to human beings.

 

Besigye says that the death of the fish has been attributed to the use of chemicals on the shores of the lake by some farmers.

 

Police Investigates Death of Ntungamo Cyclist

 

By Communication office

 Ntungamo

Police in the southwestern district of Ntungamo are investigating circumstances surrounding the death of boda Boda cyclist.

The deceased identified as Lauben Tashobya alias Kazeyi (40) is a resident of of Nyabubare cell in Kahunga ward of Ntungamo municipality.

 

His body was  on Friday  morning found lying in a bush in Rwencwera cell,Eastern division by locals.

Water Ministry Asked to Uphold Transparency

 

By Information Office 

 

Ntungamo

 

The Kajara county Member of Parliament Micheal Timuzigu  has asked the ministry of water and environment to always ensure transparency in the projects implemented in local areas especially ensuring that the loacal leadership access the contract documents to clearly know what is being constructed within them to ensure proper monitoring for value for money.

 

Ntungamo Gets Child Helpline Action Centre

Ntungamo district has received equipment to enable the operationalization of a Uganda Child Helpline Action Centre.

The project under the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development with support from Catholic Relief Services has equipped the district with a new desktop computer, Printer, deskphone, modem chair and table and will be manned by officers under the probation office.

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