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Local Leaders Asked to Join Fight Against Defiant Bar Owners

 By Communication Office




Local leaders in Ntungamo have been urged to join the fight against defiant bar owners who are said to be compromising efforts aimed at fighting COVOD-19.


The call was on Tuesday made by the Ntungamo resident district commissioner George Bakunda during a the COVID-19 task force meeting held at Ntungamo district council hall in Ntungamo Municipality.



Ntungamo Leaders Appeal to Well-wishers for Support

By Communication Office




Leaders in Ntungamo district have called on well Wishers to support their efforts in the fight against COVID-19.

In a meeting for the district COVID-19 task force held at Ntungamo district headquarters on Wednesday, the leaders resolved to appeal for support from the sons and daughters of the soil as well as other well-wishers.

The area resident district commissioner George Bakunda resolved to appeal for support in form fuel, protective wear among others.

Heavy Rains Destroy Gardens in Ntungamo

 By Communication Office




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



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



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




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


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



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.