Assistant Inspector General of Police Edward Ochom says that the process is slow. He points out the fabricated heavy metal water tanks which have been breaking down as they swell, leak or weaken due to constant firing of bullets.
Nelson Natukunda, the Kihihi Sub County LC 3 chairperson, says the officers managed to push back four Lions into the national park when they fired in the air. He however, says one of the Lions managed to get away and is still at large.
Nanduro was eight months pregnant when she was attacked by the crocodile while fetching water from the shores of Lake Victoria. Alfred Olila, the Officer in Charge of Dolwe police station, says they have managed to recover some parts following a week long search.
Gilbert Olanya, the Kilak South MP, says the violence escalated after the demarcation exercise. He says although the disputed areas could fall in any of the districts, he says this shouldnt make people leave in disharmony since any Ugandan is entitled to live anywhere.
The monuments will include that of the oldest silver-back gorilla Luhondeza, the leader of the first habituated gorilla family in Bwindi Impenetrable Park, and the impalas, from which Kampala derives its name as the hill of the Impala, a medium-sized antelope which dominated the swamps and hills of the city before independence.
UWA Executive Director Andrew Seguya says that traders in highway markets and bus stops, especially those neighboring game reserves, are selling baboon meat and dead wildlife. Seguya observes that recent investigations have shown that baboons and calves are being sold as game meat.
Uganda Wildlife Authority Public Relations Manager Jossy Muhangi says that the carcass of the 35-year-old elephant was found lying near a ground transformer with cables attached to a nearby electric pole.
Information and National Guidance Minister, Jim Muhwezi, says the bill arose after several issues affecting wildlife conservation emerged. These include oil exploration around protected areas, increasing conflicts between people and wildlife, poaching, illicit trans-boundary wildlife trade and institutional changes.
He graduated as a teacher of Biology, but he did not stay long in the classroom to teach. His passion for wildlife conservation made him abandon his work as an administrator in the office of the Academic Registrar at Mbarara University of Science And Technology (MUST) to join Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC) at Entebbe.
This is the first time the board is getting a huge budget increment several years. In the 2013/2014 UTB had been earmarked to receive two billion shillings. In the 2012/2013 budget, it received 600 million shillings.
Uganda Wildlife Authority has rezoned all the national parks across the country in order to clearly mark activities which are supposed to take place in each gazetted area. Under the new rezoning system, the authority has created the tourism zone, administrative zone, community access zone and wilderness zone.
Trans-boundary elephants especially from Nimule National Park in South Sudan have on several occasions destroyed numerous acres of food crops belonging to hundreds of small scale farmers in the two sub-counties.
Under such arrangements, several accommodation facilities have been put by private entities in many parks across the country. Some of the most prominent facilities include, Para Safari lodge in Murchison Falls National Park, Pakuba Lodge, Lake Mburo facilities and several other accommodation facilities.
Besides, poor infrastructure, lengthy traffic jams and negative publicity equally contribute to low turn up of the tourists in the country, Raymond Engena, the Director of Tourism Development and Business Services at Uganda Wildlife Authority says.
The petition follows the recent shooting and killing of a 21-year- old resident of Bumasifwa sub-county identified as John Gimei who had reportedly gone to the park to look for herbs after his wife had given birth.