Dr Behangana says the Nubian flapshell turtle which was once presumed extinct everywhere and was believed to have existed in countries like Ghana, Togo, Nigeria, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, and Sudan, made an unexpected return in River Nile in some parts of Uganda and South Sudan.
Rokoni Madimva, one of the landlord in Okollo sub county explains that the demand for additional land is uncalled since the current size of Ajai Wildlife Reserve can support the reintroduction of the white Rhinos.
The motion was in a response to a letter from Doreen Katusiime, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism Wildlife and Antiquities requesting Augbashogorora where Kalinzu and Imaramagambo forests are found to pave way for their upgrade since the line ministry was reviewing the National Wildlife Protected Areas Systems Plan (2002).
Nsibambi and the Late Archbishop Livingsone Mpalanyo Nkoyoyo had proposed plans on how Mengo would use its land to generate incomes if the law was amended. Among the proposals were turning the palace at Mengo into a tourist facility complete with hotels and an airstrip for tourists.
The Conference attracts more than 120 delegates including parliamentary staff, and observers from 32 Commonwealth Parliaments aims to maintain, foster, and encourage impartiality and fairness on the part of Speakers and Presiding Officers of Parliaments, and promote knowledge and understanding of parliamentary democracy.
The authority conducted a nationwide recruitment of over 800 game rangers in July last year, as a way of enhancing wildlife protection in all gazetted wildlife conservation areas across the country. One of the requirements for recruitment included a minimum qualification of an O'Level certificate and fluency in the English language.
John Makombo, the Director in Charge of Conservation at Uganda Wildlife Authority explains that the need for additional land at the wildlife reserve is a recommendation of their rhino habitat feasibility study that found out that the current state of the reserve cannot support substantial rhino breeding.
John Makombo, the Director in Charge of Conservation at Uganda Wildlife Authority, says that the reintroduction is part of the biodiversity enhancement program for Uganda, which seeks to among others promote tourism in the West Nile region.
John Makombi, the Director in Charge of Conservation told URN that they have drafted a paper that soon will be presented to the cabinet proposing the total elimination of all other activities within the conservation areas.
Task Force Commander Col. Allan Kyangungu says that despite the progress, there is still a need to establish strong relations with the community around the conservation areas in order to break down the criminal networks.
Johnson Acellam Toodera, the Orom Sub-county LC 3 chairperson, says that UWA installed the signpost in Tikao Village in September, which triggered fear among residents of the impending land grabbing by UWA. Orom sub-county is one of the sub-counties that is always invaded by stray elephants from Kidepo Valley National Game Park every year.
Alice Kaboyo the Minister of State for Luwero-Rwenzori Triangle says that the cabinet resolved that the graves are managed by the Ministry of Tourism but there are public concerns that they have been neglected.