But more than 50 passengers who travelled with flight number UR-711 landed at Entebbe International Airport on Friday at 3:56 p.m. told our reporter that they had either got some or none of their bags after waiting at the carousel for over two hours. They were told by baggage handlers that some of the bags were left at O. R Tambo Airport in South Africa.
Kibiina reveals that some reputable tourism agencies have been denying him high-profile clients, citing low levels of literacy and etiquette to suit their tastes and preferences in the modern adventure and leisure services industry, however, with a certificate in social work, he hopes to break such barriers.
The Chief Executive Officer of UTB Lilly Ajarova says that the MoU shall enable the two agencies to improve the quality of services offered to tourists in Kampala. She says there are two types of tourism, leisure tourism, and business tourism. Leisure tourism involves entertainment while business tourism is largely concerned with meeting, conferences, and exhibitions.
Mubiru narrates that it all started when one of his fellow passengers saw him eating nsenene and asked him to sell some which he first resisted, until he was offered shillings 10,000 a scoop, an irresistible price which swept him of his feet.
Passengers interviewed want only travelers arriving from Omicron-risk countries to wait for their results at Entebbe airport, because of the increase in the number of arriving travelers ahead of the festive season.
The airline says the incident has made it consider adding nsenene on its menu for regional and international flights. This will be on request, and it will boost the incomes of the people involved in the grasshopper value chain and also Uganda's tourism industry. Some of the local brands currently on the menu include Uganda Waragi.
The conservationists argue that giving tokens or incentives to communities living near protected areas will encourage them to alert rangers when wild animals leave their habitats and also ensure fellow community members do not kill the animals.
Sadala Musoke, the Chief Executive Officer NODL, says the new ferry dubbed MV NODL will complement MV Kalangala to meet the increasing demand due to the growth in passenger numbers over the years particularly during the festive season.
Peter Lomilo a resident of Karenga Town Council told URN during an interview that the methods for driving away the wild animals are not only risky to the people undertaking them but they no longer scare the straying wild animals.
Roko was contracted to construct the 11 billion Shillings two-floor expansion building in April 2018 and was expected to hand over the complete project in 2019. But, to date, construction is still ongoing, yet there is no clear explanation for the delays.
Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, the Minister of Health, told our reporter that the "swab and go" move was based on a scientific assessment of the tests done in the last five days of mandatory testing at the airport. Aceng says only 34 of the 700 passengers tested in that period were positive for COVID-19.
At the moment all passengers are subjected to a mandatory COVID-19 test and held in a waiting area at the airport for not less than two hours after their arrival while waiting for their results. Those who test negative are allowed to continue to their destinations, while those who test positive are sent to medical facilities.
The toll collections will be made by French firm Egis Operations SPA. Uganda National Roads Authority -UNRA has contracted the firm at a cost of shillings 122billion for maintenance and tolling operations for five years.
Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, the Minister of Health, while addressing the media at the health ministry headquarters on Friday, says the government will test all arriving passengers to curb the importation of COVID-19 variants into the country.
It consists of six men, all from one family, whose descent is traced from the white colobus monkey clan. The clan is responsible for thatching the palace’s royal houses and resting places of the deceased kings. Although they are allowed to recruit others to set up poles, they are the only ones allowed to thatch the main house; Muzibu Azaala Mpanga, the dome-like shaped main building at the site.
Njuki says service providers such as taxi drivers, conductors, boda boda motorcyclists and crews for water vessels like MV Kalangala should get vaccinated. "In future, it could become a requirement that only those who are vaccinated will be allowed to carry passengers," says Njuki.
Another staff member, who issues receipts, says staff are currently scared that they might lose their jobs if they do not get fully vaccinated by end of November.