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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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UDB receives applications for tourism sector grant

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Development Bank-UDB has so far received 41 applications from tourism operators seeking to access funds to recover from the effects of Covid-19. In July, the Ministry of Tourism negotiated a 6M Euro (25.2 billion) stimulus package from the EU towards the private …

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Tourism gets Shs12bn

World Bank, Sweden support forest conservation and national parks Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | On Oct.28, the World Bank and the Swedish Government signed a partnership agreement that saw both extend US$ 3.3 million (Shs12.3 billion) to support conservation of nature-based tourism resources in Uganda. The grant which will …

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Uganda experiences mountain gorilla baby boom

Kanungu, Uganda | XINHUA | Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, host to more than half of the world’s mountain gorillas is experiencing an unprecedented baby boom never recorded before according to experts. High up the ridges of what is known as one of Africa’s oldest rainforest, the population of mountain …

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