UWEC Managing Director James Musinguzi says that the ban on impromptu visits to the centre will enable better planning, enforcing social distancing within the centre, and limit the number of visitors at a given time. Visitors will also not be allowed to interact with wildlife, especially animals and will only be allowed on condition that they make cashless payments.
James Musinguzi, the UWEC Executive Director, says that the receives close to 110,000 foreign visitors every year. He, however, decried the limited government financing which leaves UWEC to do resource mobilization by itself.
The projection comes after the installation of Zakayo the second, as the heir to Ugandas oldest chimp Zakayo-the-first, who succumbed to old age and Chronic Gastroenteritis in April ending a 54-year-life journey that started in Semuliki National Park.
Several countries have toughened laws against poaching which they think can reduce the vice. In the new proposed Uganda Wildlife Act Amendments, the authority has proposed 20 years jail term, or a fine equivalent to value of the confiscated wildlife product.