Kagadi Town Council FC Crowned Champions Of Acaali Cup Second Edition 2019

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Kagadi town council FC has demolished Kyanaisoke FC to win this year’s Acaali football tournament

In the game played at Kagadi model playground on Monday, Kagadi town council FC beat Kyanaisoke FC, 3-1 goals in penalty shootout.

The winner was given a trophy and a brand new Bajaj motorcycle worth 4.5m shillings.

Kyanaisoke Sub County FC was given 1m shillings.

Meanwhile, Acaali cup first edition for women 2019 was also won by Kagadi town council after outclassing Kagadi Sub County by 26 to 6goals.

The winner took atrophy and a bull worth 2m shillings, whereas Kagadi Sub County walked away with 500,000 shillings.

Other prizes included sportswear, balls and medals among others.

Acaali football tournament is being sponsored by the Member of Parliament for Buyaga East constituency, Musana Eric Acaali.

Addressing the sports lovers at Kagadi model playground last evening, Musana said the competitions will be held annually to promote talents among the Youth.

The woman member parliament for Kagadi district Kyomuhendo Janepher Mbabazi said she is working hand in hand with MP Musana to improve on service delivery.

She contributed 400,000 shillings to Acaali’s function.

Players and support of Kagadi town council teams attributed their success to hard work and cooperation.

They also appreciated Musana for supporting youth to break boredom and also develop talents.

Indian investor encroached over 250 hectares in Nkusi wetland, planted sugarcane in water-Kagadi

Indian company known as Joy Symnath India Uganda Limited planting sugarcane for sugar in Kiryanga Sub County has been ordered to halt its work until they produce environmental protection measures.

The company works cover 250 hectares in three villages of Nyaisamba, Kyakatebe and Munsoga all in Kikonda parish Kiryanga Sub County that make River Nkusi Wetland and also neighbor Ruzaire Central Forest Reserve.

Kagadi RDC Lillian Ruteraho (left) with residents during the inspection of R. Nkusi wetland in Kiryanga Sub County Kagadi district on Thursday

Lillian Ruteraho the Kagadi district RDC says that the investor encroached on the wetland and ordered all workers who were found at the site to immediately halt works until their boss is produced to the security committee.

Lillian says that as government they will do what is possible to conserve the environment and further cautions the general public and especially leaders to get rid of selling government land like wetlands and ensure that they have protected the environment.

Wilber Mujuni the Chairman LCIII Kiryanga Sub County asked government to act serious on investors who encroach on wetland and forest reserves but are left while local farmers are evicted with their property destroyed.

It is said that this land was sold in connivance with the Chairperson LCIII Wilber Mujuni, Araphael Twesige LCI chairperson Kyakatebe, Kato Wilber LCI chairperson Nyaisamba and Andrew Kagwa LCI chairperson Munsoga.

Efforts to talk to the Indian investor only identified as Banti were futile since he was not at the site by the time we compiled this.

Kagadi prepares to mark the international day of peace, holds a peace walk

As the world prepares to mar the international day of peace, Non-governmental organizations in partnership with other peace stakeholders in the district have started preparations with a peace walk around the town.

The peace walk that was flagged off by the Resident District Commissioner Lillian Ruteraho involved students, pupils, community residents and leaders who walked 4.5 kilometers while cleaning the town.

Lillian Ruteraho asked all the participants to embrace environmental protection though preservation of forests and swamp for a better Bunyoro.

Eva Murora who represented the vice chancellor African Rural University said that often people have not been observing peace versus environmental protection and thus this walk was to remind them of the importance of peace in environmental conservation.

The organizers of the function said that it was worth having a peace walk as it will help to remind the nation of the importance of peace and also know what the community needs to preserve the environment.

Participants applauded the organizers and said that they observed many things during the walk like poor attitude towards peace building and environmental related practices where they litter everywhere.

The theme for the peace walk was Climate Actions for Peace and the whole world will mark the international day of peace on 20/09/2019 and for Bunyoro it will be marked in Kikuube District.

LCI chairperson and one other arrested for failing to vacate Muziizi wetland buffer zone

The office   of the RDC Kagadi in conjunction with the National forestry Authority- NFA has arrested two people including the John Niwagaba the chairman LC1 of Humura Village in Kisura Parish Bwikara Sub-County and Edson Birahwa for allegedly encroaching on Muziizi wetland tributary.

The duo were arrested in an operation to crackdown encroachers on Muziizi wetland and its tributary in Kagadi district and were found in the wetland opening new gardens for plating maize, water melon, beans, tomatoes and eucalyptus trees.

RDC backed  up by police, NFA staff and UPDF officers cut down over 20 acres of eucalyptus trees that were illegally planted along  the banks of  River Muziizi in Buswaka village, Kyaterekera sub county Kagadi district.

Boaz Basigirenda, the Kagadi National Forestry Authority sector manager Kisindi said NFA has plans to distribute natural trees like emisizi type in order to restore river Muziizi (wetland) and asked residents of Kagadi to voluntarily vacate central forest reserves and wetlands as guided by president.

To her surprise, RDC Lillian Ruteraho found out that where they cut trees to pave way for regeneration of Muziizi wetland, residents have continued to plant their crops and warned that they should be arrested and faces the law.

In total, over 35 acres of eucalyptus trees has been cut down along the River Muziizi banks and two people arrested for failure to adhere of the call of wetland vacation.

The 48 MW Muziizi Hydro Power project is to be developed by Uganda Electricity Generation Company Ltd (UEGCL) and is located on River Muzizi covering districts of Kagadi, Kyenjonjo, Kabarole and Ntoroko on a cost of Euros 120 billion and it is estimated to affect over 829 people.

Muziizi river encroachment escalates, RDC sets ultimatum for eviction Kagadi

Kagadi District Resident District Commissioner Lillian Ruteraho has set an ultimatum of one week for the eviction and clearing of all those who encroached on the river banks of Muziizi.

RDC Lillian Ruteraho during a stakeholders’ meeting for 3 Sub Counties of Muhorro, Kyaterekera, Bwikara and Ndaiga held in Kyaterekera trading Centre said that all those who are having activities in the wetlands should vacate as soon as possible before the team comes in to implement the president’s directive of gazetting all wetlands in the country.

RDC further said that the government has invested over shillings 439 billion for the construction of Muziizi dam and therefore they have to protect the river and its tributaries in order to maintain the water levels for the sustainability of the project.

In the meeting attended by the district security team and the technical staff, Hadali Kosayi the OC Station Kagadi CPS said that police will use the necessary force to implement the order and thus asked people to leave the river before they come in.

However, as usual, residents who have gardens and other activities in the river catchment areas or buffer zones expressed unhappiness with the order saying that their families will not have food once this order is implemented.

Residents who live nearby the river Muziizi have extended their activities up to the water something threatening government thus it is constructing a multi-billion dam project.

The 48 MW Muziizi Hydro Power project is to be developed by Uganda Electricity Generation Company Ltd (UEGCL) and is located on River Muzizi covering districts of Kagadi, Kyenjonjo, Kabarole and Ntoroko on a cost of Euros 120 billion and it is estimated to affect over 829 people.

Kagadi District Leardership Reaches Cocensus With Timex Company Limited

Timex company limited a company undertaking the construction of a 6.5MW Bukinda dam hydro power project in Buhumuliro sub-county has reached cocensus with Kagadi District leadership to improve services in the areas. Among the projects that will be implemented include the construction of Bweranyange Primary school, rehabilitation of roads that connect Buhumuliro to Bweranyange and Kinyarwanda, Construction of a health center, engaging in Livelihood programs, and power extension to neighboring villages.

This was agreed upon in a meeting organized by Timex Company Limited to give a project status update to the District stakeholders and leadership.

The meeting was attended by the MP Buyaga West Hon. Tinkasimire Barnabas, LCV Chairperson for Kagadi Hon. Stephen Byaruhanga, Principal Assistant Secretary Edward Bisangabasaija, Technical Staff, the media among others.

Article by George Gulyetonda-District Communication Officer.