NEMA Board Visits EACOP Sites in Uganda

Uganda anticipates its inaugural oil production in 2025, with the East African Crude Pipeline (EACOP) playing a pivotal role in this endeavour. Amidst this progress, it’s crucial to uphold certain factors, foremost among them being the environment.The EACOP is expected to cost a total of USD $750 million, and will run through the 10 districts […]

Understanding Impacts, Challenges, and Laws [on/governing] Sand Mining in Uganda

Sand, a naturally occurring granular material primarily composed of silica, is essential for survival of various ecosystems and sustenance of human activities such as construction, manufacturing, and agriculture. However, unregulated extraction of sand, commonly known as sand mining, presents significant environmental challenges that necessitate stringent regulations to mitigate its impacts. In Uganda, sand mining is […]

Inspectors undertake refresher training in environment management

By Tony Achidria – Senior Environment Awareness Officer Uganda’s commitment to environmental sustainability received a significant boost with the recent weeklong training session organized by the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA). Held in Jinja City, this comprehensive program brought together a diverse group of Environment Inspectors, district and city environment officers, and natural resource managers […]

National Organising Committee for World Environment Day, 2024 constituted; preparations for national commemoration kick off.

March, 6th, 2024; The National Organizing Committee for World Environment Day (WED)2024 has today been constituted during a meeting with partners held at Hotel Africana inKampala. World Environment Day (WED) is commemorated annually on June 5th. WED is the UnitedNation’s principal vehicle to encourage worldwide awareness and action for the environment.This year, Uganda is set […]

NEMA registers a significant progress in the Prosecution of environment crimes

NEMA registers significant progress in the prosecution of environment crimes NEMA registers significant progress in the prosecution of environment crimesKAMPALA, Wednesday, 6th. March, 2024 – In the space of six (6) months, NEMA hassecured several convictions and settlements, reinforcing its commitment to environmentalprotection and conservation. In the period July 1st. 2023 to December 31st. 2023, […]

NEMA Board Visits Mukono, Jinja Industries on Fact-Finding Tour

KAMPALA – The Board of Directors of the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) has completed a weeklong fact-finding and familiarization tour of places of environmental concern in the districts of Mukono, Buikwe and Jinja. The tour started on February 5.Led by the Board chair Prof. James Okot-Okumu, the team reached a number of industrialists, developers, […]

NEMA takes waste management campaign to Eastern Uganda

KAMPALA – The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) ‘Yonja Uganda’ anti-litter and waste management campaign reached the districts of Buikwe, Mbale and Tororo, mid-February.The campaign, which sensitized and engaged the public in sustainable waste management practices, also involved spot checks on public passenger vehicles to ascertain whether they had waste bins. The activities started Tuesday, […]