The sophisticated collar technology is a lightweight belt that contains advanced GPS satellite tracking devices fixed on an elephant’s neck to allow the park authorities to monitor when and where individual animals are moving across the landscape in real-time.
Before the exit, also known as Brexit, airlines operating flights to the UK and other EU countries would apply for certificates from the European Aviation Safety Agency-EASA. But after Brexit, new Airlines must apply for a Country Operator's Permit from the UK, a process that takes longer compared to the EU timelines.
The Chief Warden of Kidepo Valley National Park Samuel Amanya says that the App is an Open Data Kit; a free, open-source suite of tools that allows data collection using Android mobile devices and data submission to an online server, even without an Internet connection.
Yogi Biriggwa the former CEO South African Airlines in Uganda, says Uganda Airlines needs a competent board of directors and staff. "Uganda Airlines must be operated like a business and people including crew members must be recruited on merit to attract passengers and make profits."
They were expecting to make at least 500 sales a day in the last two weeks of the year. However, they say they are making less than 200 sales daily. Even Christmas and Boxing Day sales were not more than 250.
Over 3,000 acres of cumulated farmland in Lii, Kochgoma, Got-Apwoyo, Lungulu, Anaka and Purongo Sub-Counties were destroyed and at least 20 people were killed by marauding elephants that invade human settlements from Murchison Falls National Park in the past six months.
Peter Ekudeo, the Regional Manager for The Grand Global Hotel in Kikoni, a Kampala suburb says that they have recorded less than 10 percent occupancy of their 100 suite rooms at the facility. He said dozens of foreign guests canceled reservations due to the COVID-19 restrictions.
Judith Mirembe, the chairperson of Uganda Women Birders, says that they want to break the norms and barriers imposed on women in the industry. This is not an easy task in a society where gender discrimination still manifests in such ancient taboos like women not driving cars or wearing trousers.
In a circular to staff, Emmanuel Barungi, the General Manager Entebbe Airport says that "it has been noted with concern that the use of personal phones and other devices by Airport staff while on duty has continued unabated despite consequent security and safety concerns."
Each passenger is allowed to carry a piece of hand luggage weighing a maximum of 7 kilograms and two pieces of check-in baggage weighing a total of 23 kilograms. However one is also allowed to have two extra pieces of baggage at a total cost of 125 US Dollars. Those with only one extra piece of baggage are paying 50 US Dollars.
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.