Saturday , September 30 2023


Entertainment and tourism need each other

Why film is a cost-effective avenue that can be leveraged to create curiosity and sell a destination COMMENT | HASSAN SALEH | Entertainment and tourism have over the years collaborated developing a mutually beneficial relationship that has seen their paths cross that the two cannot be separated. As intertwined as these …

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In the footsteps of a wildlife ranger

Murchison Park challenge gives participants taste of endurance, patience, camaraderie Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | It is about 6am on a cool early morning when Sam Mwandha, the executive director of the Uganda Wildlife Authority flags off 18 teams comprising four members each from the tail-end of the Pakuba Airstrip …

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Government sets a UGX 200B target for new UWA board

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has tasked the new Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) board of trustees to double the Authority’s revenue collections to Shillings 200 billion. Comprising ten dedicated individuals, this board not only plays a pivotal role in advancing the development of the Authority but also oversees …

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Minister hails growing interest in local tourism

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife, and Antiquities has announced a significant rise in the number of Ugandans engaging in local tourism over the past two years. Martin Mugarra, the State Minister for Tourism, revealed that the count of Ugandan nationals visiting various domestic tourist …

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