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Environmental Alert (EA) intends to dispose its used Motorcycles, Office furniture and IT equipment and hereby invites interested bidders. The used Items will be sold through sealed bids to be submitted to Environmental Alert Office at Kabalagala. The envelopes should be clearly marked “DISPOSAL OF USED OFFICE ITEMS, 2019”, and addressed to the Secretary Procurement committee along with an original receipt of a non-refundable fee of 50,000/= on Friday 17th May 2019 by 5.00pm. Late bids will not be allowed. All bidders should clearly indicate their daytime contact numbers and emails addresses on the bid Documents.

Bid documents are available at Environmental Alert, after payment of a non-refundable fee of UGX 50,000 (Fifty thousand Uganda Shillings) to

Name:                        Environmental Alert 

Bank:                         ORIENT BANK

Account number:     12180502010101

The items shall be sold on “as is, where is” basis and EA will have no further liability after the goods are sold.

Open viewing of the Items will be at the Environmental Alert Offices, Kabalagala from 15th May to 17th May 2019 between 10.00am and 5.00pm. No viewing will be done during Saturday and Sunday.

Bids shall be opened on Wednesday 22nd May 2019 at Environmental Alert Boardroom, Kabalagala starting at 2:30 pm, in the presence of bidders or their representatives. Only Successful bidders will be contacted by Friday 24th May 2019.

EA reserves the right to reject any or all the bids without giving any reason(s)

For any further details, please contact:

Secretary Procurement Committee.

procurement@envalert,org

Tel.: +256 414 510547

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By EPHRAIM KASOZI

Kampala. Court has allowed the destruction of 22 square miles of part of Bugoma Central Forest Reserve in Hoima District to pave way for sugarcane growing, saying the land does not belong to the National Forestry Authority (NFA).

Masindi High Court judge Wilson Masalu Musene yesterday dismissed with costs the case that NFA filed against the Omukama of Bunyoro-Kitara Kingdom, Dr Solomon Iguru Gafabusa, for alleged encroachment and degradation of the forest reserve.
The king was jointly sued with Hoima Sugar Limited and the Uganda Land Commission (ULC) for alleged fraudulent concealment when he applied for a freehold title for part of the forest land, which was granted by the ULC.

Court documents indicate that on August 1, 2016, King Iguru applied for a freehold certificate of title for the disputed land and he transferred it to Hoima Sugar Limited on August 5, 2016.
However, Justice Musene ruled that the king and his co-accused did not commit any fraud in acquiring the title and that the transfer of the same title was lawful.
The court relied on the evidence by the Commissioner Surveys and Mapping, Mr George Wilson Ogaro, who testified that there is no information in regard to the survey and gazettement of the forest reserve.

Justice Musene took over the case on March 18 hardly three months after Masindi resident judge Albert Rugadya Atwooki pulled out of it in December last year when it had been set for judgment.
Since 2016, NFA had sought court declarations that the king’s stay and utilisation of part of the natural forest reserve was illegal and amounted to trespass.
In September 2016, the government cancelled Bunyoro-Kitara Kingdom’s land title in Bugoma Forest.
NFA lawyers led by Mr Joseph Kwesiga yesterday filed a notice of appeal against the judgement on Bugoma forest.
Mr Kwesiga also wrote a letter to the court, asking for a certified record of proceedings to enable NFA prosecute its appeal.

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Dr. Joshua Zake, the Executive director Environmental Alert; a civil society organisation said certification of forest products will better access to markets because certified timber products fetch in more value compared to non-certified products and have less impact on the Environment.

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Environmental Alert will participate in the Earth Hour Dinner Organized by WWF Uganda Country Office.

The Earth Hour that takes place in 600 countries across the world driving awareness, conversations and actions in the public and media about the importance of nature, biodiversity and protecting the country against the adverse effects of climate change.

As part of the activities, WWF Uganda is conducting:

  1. The Children’s Futuristic News Bulletin Challenge. Working with Capital FM and NBS TV, children will compete in reading news bulletins to provide information on what Uganda will be like if we don’t pay attention to our current climate change challenges. The children will end the telecast with a call to the public to plant trees to avoid the future catastrophe. The public will vote for the most appealing story.
  2. Conduct the inter University Innovations Challenge where students will come up with innovations to mitigate our climate change and environment pollution challenges.
  3. Earth Hour Dinner at Serena Hotel on 30thMarch presided over by the Speaker of Parliament.
  4. Working with partners, we shall rally the public to switch off lights for some minutes during the Earth Hour.

How WWF Uganda Partners will participate.

  1. Participate in the press conference to launch the campaign and emphasize the need to conserve the environment.
  2. Sponsor the Winners of the University Challenge at UGX 3000000.
  3. Buy a table at UGX2000000 to take part in the Earth Hour Dinner which will be presided over by the Speaker of Parliament Hon Rebecca Kadaga.
  4. Produce T.shirts for branding during the University Innovations Challenge semifinals and finals.

Other details:

World Wide Fund, Next Media and Partners launch Earth Hour 2019 to Inspire national awareness and action on Environmental Conservation.

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