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Uganda Tourism has received an injection of funds from the United States and international sustainable tourism bodies to promote significant tourist destinations across the nation. The Observer reports that the US government has donated Shs 12 billion (approximately $6.5 million) to Uganda, to be managed by the Sustainable Tourism in the Albertine Rift (STAR) programme. …

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Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has directed the Ministry of Water and Environment to evict all the people who occupy land in forest reserves countrywide. President Museveni channeled the directive two weeks ago through Minister Maria Mutagamba, a move aimed at enhancing efforts to protect natural resources that promote Uganda’s Tourism. Ms Mutagamba yesterday confirmed the …

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A group of German Tourists arrived in Uganda to study its Eco-tourism. The tourists, who came from Stuttgart and Rotenberg, will also provide humanitarian assistance to the people of Masaka district, where they will be staying at Lwaggulwe parish in Masaka district. The group leader, Peter Heisig said that they had come to Uganda not …

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Air Uganda is doing well after resuming its morning flights from Entebbe to Nairobi and vise versa, which it had suspended a year ago. The re-introduction of the morning flight, Air Uganda is now in a better position to serve their clients and provide them with great value for money fares and a more attractive …

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“Uganda is well positioned to develop its tourist industry but has a difficult task maintaining its pure environment, pure nature compared to other countries that have cities and beaches to show.” Said John Felix, the senior vice president for Emirates Holidays. “Uganda should fight hard to maintain that,” he added. Felix, who was speaking at …

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A male and two female lions suspected to have migrated from Sango Bay, migrated to Lake Mburo national Park this year. The Chief Warden, Lake Mburo Conservation Area, Adonia Bimpora, said one female had a cub. Speaking to The weekly observer, Adonia said that this may imply the coming of the lions to this national …

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Uganda’s exports and imports will be handled by an inland port on Lake Victoria which will be built by Gauff Engineering Company soon. This opportunity was welcomed by Uganda’s Vice president, Prof. Gilbert Bukenya as he carried out discussions with the company’s Administrator Markus Gauff and other executives at the Parliamentary VIP lounge in Kampala. …

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Uganda launched a fundamental network to track gorillas last month which was attended by world leaders and local and international superstars. This was revealed by Ms. Eunice Mahoro, the Director of Tourism Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) in an interview with East African Business Week. She said that fundamental gorilla tracking will involve stationing of cameras …

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Uganda’s government this financial year has increased money allocated to Uganda Tourism Board to ensure success full advancement of this Tourism Industry. With Uganda Wildlife Authority, we generate funds to supplement the Tourism budget. This financial year, the Government intends to generate up-to Shs20 billion and that has been increment from the Shs4 billion in …

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A group of hippos from Lake Mburo National Park in western Uganda have displaced hundreds of residents in Rakai district and have destroyed peoples’ banana, cassava, sweet potato, maize, beans and ground nuts plantations worth millions of shillings. “Most of the residents who have fled their homes are from the villages of Mukogote, Lyakisaana, Lwanga, …

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