About Us

The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) is a semi-autonomous institution, established in May 1995, as the principal agency in Uganda, charged with the responsibility of coordinating, monitoring, regulating and supervising environmental management in the country. NEMA spearheads the development of environmental policies, laws, regulations, standards and guidelines; and guides Government on sound environment management in Uganda. In doing this, NEMA contributes to social-economic development and wise use

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Tuve Ku Kaveera Campaign

"Kaveera kills! Plastic bags harm our environment, pollute our oceans, and endanger wildlife. Say no to kaveera and choose sustainable alternatives for a healthier planet."

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Express Penalty Scheme

The express penalty scheme is intended to deter non-compliance to environment laws and to prevent environmental degradation through payment of monetary penalties (fines). Under the Express Penalty Scheme, the offender will be required to pay a fine within the prescribed time frame and in a specific bank account.

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Titles in Wetlands

Cabinet under Minute 114 (CT 2014) approved the cancellation of land titles issued in wetlands on public land acquired unlawfully after 1995 as one of the measures to address the problem of wetland degradation and directed the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development (MLHUD) to commence cancellation