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15:58
15:58

UWA to Track Elephant Movements Using GPS Collar Tech 2

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.
13:28
13:28

Brexit Delaying Launch of Uganda Airlines Flights to London 3 2 Top story

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.
11:34
11:34

Wildlife Authority Adopts Mobile App to Report Problem Animal Incidences 2 1

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.
23:24
23:24

Uganda Airlines Downplays Impact of Kenya Airways-SA Airways Merger 3 2

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."
16:26
16:26

Tourism Sector Recovery Disrupted by Budget Cuts 5 1

Martin Mugarra Bahinduka, the Minister of State for Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities told MPs that the sector remains poorly funded to perform its role meaningfully.
10:56
10:56

Nine Parishes Annexed to Moroto Muncipality moroto town 2 1

The Moroto Deputy Mayor, Rosemary Nachap says that Council has already approved the new parishes but they are still awaiting approval by the Ministry of Local Government.
07:36
07:36

Duty Free Shops at Entebbe Airport Decry Low End Of Year Sales 6 7

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.
13:51
13:51

Bombs, COVID-19 Measures Impact Negatively on Entebbe Hotel End Of Year Bookings 7 3

Raul Patidar, the chairman of Entebbe hoteliers, says that the bookings that had reached 90 percent in the same period in 2019 currently stand at between 40 and60 percent at most hotels.
15:35
15:35

Funding Deficit Slows UWA’s Fence Electrification Project funding gaps 1 2

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.
15:09
15:09

COVID-19 Impacts Negatively on Kampala Hotel Festive Bookings 3

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.
08:20
08:20

MOH Needs UGX 130Bn For Port Health Structures, Services 2 1

Addressing journalists on Thursday, Health Minister Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng, said port health is an expensive venture because Ugandan borders lack the structures, equipment, and workers.
16:45
16:45

Festive Fever: Uganda Airlines Records Increased Bookings Festive season 4 4

Rahim says the busiest routes are departing flights from Entebbe to Mombasa, Zanzibar, Nairobi Kilimanjaro, and Johannesburg to Entebbe.
12:34
12:34

Gov't to Operationalise Compensation Clause in Wildlife Act Early Next Year Wildlife Act 2019 9 2

Mugara says the regulations to guide compensation are in the final stages of development by the Ministry of Justice, adding that by the end of March next year the Act will be fully operational.
16:58
16:58

Tourism Sector Embrace New Assessment System For Guides 6 1

According to Mukyala, the team that reviewed the system emphasized things that are expected of a tourist guide, which include values, attitude, and skills using the knowledge obtained.
21:03
21:03

UCAA Investigating Cause of Fire At Entebbe Airport 1 3

Vianney Luggya, the UCAA spokesperson has since apologized for the inconveniences caused by the fire to the departing passengers and other users at the airport.
17:33
17:33

Women Birding to Bridge Gender Gap in Nature Guiding Industry 5 1

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.
16:31
16:31

UCAA Bars Staff From Using Personal Phones, Devices At Entebbe Airport 1

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."
11:31
11:31

We Are Overwhelmed With Passenger Baggage - Uganda Airlines 4 1

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.
13:51
13:51

Uganda Airlines' Passengers Frustrated over Missing Baggage 3 1

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.
19:32
19:32

Dad Graduates Alongside Daughter in Pursuit of Excellence as a Tour Guide school 2 1

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.
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