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MPs endorse tax on passengers flying out of Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has adopted a raft of recommendations to revive the economy currently battered by the Covid-19 pandemic, key among is implementation of a Tourism Development Levy. “The Committee proposes a levy of $10 to be charged on each ticket for every person who departs from Uganda …

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Residents vandalize Odonga Otto’s buffalo camp site in Amuru

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents have vandalized Buffalo Camp, a local tourism site around Amuru hotspring in Amuru district belonging to the former Aruu South legislator Samuel Odonga Otto. Close to 150 residents stormed Buffalo Camp that is found in Amuru town council on Tuesday this week and uprooted 500 …

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Tourists hail Uganda for keeping tourism sector open

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Tourists are hailing Uganda for keeping the tourism sector open despite imposing the second nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19. While announcing the lockdown in June this year, President Yoweri Museveni ordered the closure of schools and suspended inter-district travels to contain the …

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Two poachers get 12 years for killing Bushbuck

Kyenjojo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two men from Rwamwanja refugee settlement in Kamwenge District have earned themselves 12-years-in jail for illegally entering a protected area and killing a bushbuck.   The acting Kyenjojo Chief Magistrate, Joy Nambozo sentenced Sabanitah Habimana and Augustine Sobomaana after finding them guilty on both …

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Ethiopia and Uganda to cooperate in promoting tourism

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ethiopian Embassy in Kampala in partnership with the Uganda Tourism Board recently held a webinar titled “Discover why Ethiopia is the origin of so much,” to explore tourism opportunities and cooperation between Ethiopia and Uganda. The online conference attracted senior government officials, tourism experts …

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Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary reopened to tourists

Nakasongola, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA has reopened Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary in Nakasongola district. UWA closed Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary which sits on over 16,000 acres of land, and home to 33 endangered White Rhinos in mid-April this year with a message that no tourism activity would be …

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