Gov’t Reviews Plan Of Pollutants

The Minister of state for Environment, Hon. Flavia Nabugere has said that Government of Uganda was committed to addressing issues of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) under the Stockholm Convention. These remarks were made during the launch of the project entitled “Enabling Activities to Review and Update the National Implementation Plan (NIP) of the Stockholm Convention (SC) on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)’’ at an inception workshop held at Imperial Royale Hotel Kampala.

Nema raids supermarkets as crackdown on kaveera begins

National Environment Management Authority (Nema) backed by the police and Uganda Revenue Authority raided supermarkets and impounded packs of polythene bags (kaveera) as their ban took effect.
The officials, headed by Mr Tom Okurut, the Nema executive director, launched impromptu operations at various supermarkets around Kampala to ensure the stakeholders were implementing the law to conserve the environment.