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Rwanda Empowers Local Communities to Conserve Gorillas

Some of pupils of Bisate Primary School undergoing ICT instruction (Photos: Paul Ampurire/ChimpReports)

The Aruu County Member of Parliament, health http://crewftlbr.org/wp-content/plugins/the-events-calendar/common/src/tribe/extension_loader.php Samuel Odonga Otto on Wednesday spent the cold night on the veranda at Masindi Central Police Station.

Otto camped at the station during the day demanding for the release of his colleague and Kilak County, information pills http://chaudharylaw.com/wp-content/plugins/custom-contact-forms/classes/class-ccf-widget.php Gilbert Oulanya who was incarcerated at the facility since Monday for the inciting violence.

Otto stormed Masindi yesterday together with Gulu municipality MP, viagra Christopher Acire and they both tried in vain to secure a bond for the accused, who had already spent three days in detention without trial which is beyond the constitutional 48 hours.

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Police told them off their efforts were futile, and asked them to leave the station.

A naturally daring Otto instead rushed to the nearby center and bought a two-inch mattress and a pillow and headed back to the station.

“I have just bought a mattress at 45000 2 inches I will be sleeping at police ….. I have been threatened with arrest so be it …for my mother’s land,” he updated his social media followership.

Indeed when night fell, Otto spread the mattress on the veranda and facing the open heavens, he went to sleep.

Without bed sheets or a blanket, and with both his jacket and shoes on, the legislator snored away.

At around 3:30 am, perhaps with a swarm of mosquitoes on his case, he woke up to update his Facebook page.

“It`s 3:35am I am battling mosquitoes out here at Masindi CPS. MP Gilbert Olanya is in cells.”

He left the place on Thursday morning when Oulanya was picked away and taken to Gulu to be arraigned before court.

 

 

 
The Aruu County Member of Parliament, online http://danmarknorge.org/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/vaultpress.php Samuel Odonga Otto on Wednesday spent the cold night on the veranda at Masindi Central Police Station.

Otto camped at the station during the day demanding for the release of his colleague and Kilak County, prostate http://chaudharylaw.com/wp-includes/class-wp-editor.php Gilbert Oulanya who was incarcerated at the facility since Monday for the inciting violence.

Otto stormed Masindi yesterday together with Gulu municipality MP, http://demo.des.net.id/smpharapankita/wp-includes/registration.php Christopher Acire and they both tried in vain to secure a bond for the accused, who had already spent three days in detention without trial which is beyond the constitutional 48 hours.

Police told them off their efforts were futile, and asked them to leave the station.

A naturally daring Otto instead rushed to the nearby center and bought a two-inch mattress and a pillow and headed back to the station.

“I have just bought a mattress at 45000 2 inches I will be sleeping at police ….. I have been threatened with arrest so be it …for my mother’s land,” he updated his social media followership.

Indeed when night fell, Otto spread the mattress on the veranda and facing the open heavens, he went to sleep.

Without bed sheets or a blanket, and with both his jacket and shoes on, the legislator snored away.

At around 3:30 am, perhaps with a swarm of mosquitoes on his case, he woke up to update his Facebook page.

“It`s 3:35am I am battling mosquitoes out here at Masindi CPS. MP Gilbert Olanya is in cells.”

He left the place on Thursday morning when Oulanya was picked away and taken to Gulu to be arraigned before court.

 

 

 
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In a series of events leading to the 11th Kwita Izina (gorilla naming) celebrations in Rwanda, page http://conceive.ca/wp-admin/includes/ms.php the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund on Wednesday launched a community library and ICT lab at Bisate Primary School in Musanze district, North of Rwanda.

The program estimated at USD 8,000 consists of a reading library stocked with books and ICT lab with 36 computers.

This is aimed at equipping pupils and the community with computer skills and knowledge on conservation.

Prosper Mwingeli, the Chief Park Warden told journalists that this will expand on the children’s knowledge who could otherwise be engaged in poaching wildlife.

He said that villages in the community have benefitted from the national park through infrastructure development as well as income generating projects.

The community has 38 village cooperatives that engage in agriculture, carpentry, farming among others to improve their livelihood.

Mwingeli also said that a group of 300 community porters will be trained to help tourists in mountain climbing.

“Our main focus is to improve livelihoods. Many people now tell stories of transformation from poaching. The cooperatives have a sense of ownership to these projects and are now the ones charged with protecting these wild animals”. he said.

Former poachers will benefit from small scale enterprises and the program will engage them in activities that keep them busy.

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There are 12 sectors in 4 districts that benefit from the project.

Speaking to ChimpReports, one of the locals Faustin Nsengiyunva said the program has created significant difference within the community.

Prosper Mwingeli, Chief Park Warden at Volcanoes National Park speaking to journalists at the school on Wednesday

Prosper Mwingeli, Chief Park Warden at Volcanoes National Park speaking to journalists at the school on Wednesday

“The children here now have a chance to attain success and also to get ICT knowledge,” he said

Kwita Izina, a uniquely Rwandan event, was introduced in 2005 with the aim of creating awareness of conservation efforts for the endangered mountain gorilla.

On September 5, 2015, the Rwanda Development Board will host the eleventh Kwita Izina, naming 24 baby gorillas, the newest arrivals born after last year’s ceremony.

In 2010, the gorilla population registered a 26.3 percent growth in a period of 7 years from 2003.

The theme for Kwita Izina 2015 is ‘Conserving Now and for the Future.’

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