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Government planning to run Ankole kingdom palace as private entity

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government through the Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities is set to carry out a feasibility study on the Ankole Kingdom palace to determine its operations after renovations. The Ministry of Tourism Permanent Secretary Doreen Katusiime disclosed this during a supervisory tour of the …

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Ministry: Tourism sector steadily recovering

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bookings for tourism tripled between August 2020 and March 2021 since the industry was reopened resulting from increased demand by both foreign and local tourists. According to records, 83,464 bookings were made in the first quarter of the year by the end of March, up …

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Tour operators asked to formalize businesses

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Tourism sector players have been advised to formalize their businesses and register them with the Uganda Tourism Board if they are to benefit from government programs. Since September, sections of players have been crying out over a rescue package jointly provided by the government and …

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Ministry of Tourism secures a UGX 25Bn stimulus package from EU

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Tourism has negotiated a 6 million Euros (25.2 billion) stimulus package from the European Union towards the private tourism sector for post lockdown operations. This was disclosed by the accounting officer of the Ministry of Tourism, Doreen Katusiime while interfacing with …

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Ugandan cheetah, spotted hyena face extinction

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The cheetah of Kidepo Valley National Park, Pian Upe Game Reserve and Matheniko-Bokora Wildlife Reserve is critically threatened, according to a new red list of critically endangered species released by the Ministry of Tourism. The same list also names the spotted Hyena of Queen …

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