The Kenyan leader's enjoyment comes just a week after the Irish ambassador to Uganda, Kevin Colgan, advised tourists to embrace Kampala city tourism, especially the road potholes which had been described as “breath-taking sceneries of crater potholes.”
Under the leadership of Dr. Gladys Kalema Zikusoka, a renowned wildlife veterinarian, and her organization Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH), conservationists are striving to devise a lasting solution to address these two factors.
The reintroduction of the white Rhinos to Ajai Wildlife Reserve in the Madi Okollo district has been a long-standing demand for the people of West Nile due to its high potential to spur the development of the Tourism sector in the sub-region.
State Minister for Foreign Affairs Mulimba explained that due to resource constraints, the government through the Ministry of Works and Transport has inspected 215,92 vehicles, out of which 1,543 have been found to be in good working condition.
The experts made the call on Monday at the ongoing 55th General Assembly of the African Airlines Association – AFRAA at the Munyonyo Commonwealth Speke Resort in Kampala. The three-day event that started on 19-21 November 2023 is being conducted under the theme, “Strides to Transform Aviation for Development.”
Nicholas Byengoma, the proprietor of Acadia Lodges in Bunyonyi, expressed concern on behalf of the hoteliers, citing the relentless disruptions in power supply. He detailed the severe toll these outages have taken on the hospitality and tourism sector, revealing monthly expenses ranging from Shillings 20 million to 25 million on fuel to sustain generators during power cuts, leading to substantial business losses.
POATE, scheduled for May 23rd to 25th, 2024, serves as a crucial platform to showcase Uganda's tourism potential and foster collaboration among local and international stakeholders in the tourism sector. The theme for the upcoming POATE is "Responsible Tourism," reflecting a commitment to safeguarding Uganda's rich natural heritage.
According to Chebet, the Tiyoy is believed to have entered the National park in search of his two cows that went missing on Monday night and he suspected that they might have been stolen and hidden inside the park. Cattle thieves always use the park as a hiding zone. “He was shot in the right leg and he couldn’t move but was never arrested by the rangers," said Chelangat
CCFU's Deputy Executive Director, Fredrick Nsibambi noted that if there is no law in place, a number of museums, cultural sites, historical buildings will continue to vanish in the name of modernity and development.
The Chairman of the group, that they are finding it difficult to sell, buy or restore the vehicles or even pay for their insurance since the government, through Uganda Revenue Authority, automated the register.
Dr. Mwandha notes that the Authority plans to assess the impact of this emerging negative publicity in three months' time, which coincides with the peak tourism season spanning from November to January.
Addressing the media Thursday, the Minister of Tourism, Tom Butime, expressed deep concern about the fraud and its potential impact on the country's tourism sector. He revealed that the alleged fraud was initially detected internally by UWA, leading to the commissioning of an internal audit by the Executive Director.
Sivvy Tumusiime, the AUTO Chairperson, expressed the association's desire for a clean industry, highlighting the challenges tour operators face in recovering from the effects of the COVID-19 lockdowns, ADF attacks, and the Anti Homosexuality Act, in addition to the emergence of fake permits.