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ELECTIONS: Uganda deports Canadian journalists

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has deported three Canadian Journalists who had reportedly come into the country to cover the 2021 elections. Foreign correspondents Lily Martins and J F Bisson and Margaret Evans had been accredited to work in Uganda, but according to Ofwono Opondo the Director …

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UTB partners with MTV Africa to host MAMAs

Kampala, Uganda | Patricia Akankwatsa | MTV Africa and MTV Base have partnered with Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) to host the continental flagship award show of MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMAs) 2021. The partnership was announced during a virtual press conference broadcast from Johannesburg and Kampala by Monde Twala and Craig …

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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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