On Monday, the Uganda Wildlife Authority announced that it had taken over the security of the area to protect the 33 black rhinos at the sanctuary, following an attack by suspected thugs on the sanctuary. The following day, it announced that the facility was closed off to the public, effectively halting tourist activities there.
Hajjati Syda Bbumba the chairperson of the National Economy Committee had presented a report endorsing the investment part of which will be used to ensure that national parks are fenced off to stop animal-human conflicts and to increase the involvement of local communities in the management of forest and wildlife areas.
Pabbo Town Council approved plans to construct the road in the area in 2011. The authorities say anyone who bought land in the area without the involvement and approval of the authorities after the plan was approved risks not being compensated.