Last week, a video clip went viral showing how the She Cranes won the hearts of thousands of supporters who packed Christchurch Arena in New Zealand as well as those who were watching the games virtually when they performed a Ugandan Local Dance song titled “Tuli Babandana” by local musician Grenade official before their game against Jamaica.
In her communication to the plenary, Speaker Among said that the position of parliament requiring the cancellation of the festival still stands and that it is now the responsibility of the Executive to work upon the recommendation.
On Wednesday morning, the Prime Minister, Robinah Nabbanja chaired an inter-ministerial meeting that gave a green light to the festival contrary to the recommendation by Parliament calling for the cancellation of the festival.
According to the loan agreement, the repayment schedule runs from July 21, 2019, to January 21, 2032. In the 13-year repayment period, the government plans to pay $26.8 million (about Shs 95 billion) every year. This means that the government should collect at least Shilling 7.8 billion monthly to meet the loan obligation.
Johnson Mboga, the chairman of the Kasese Tourism Investment Forum says while there is a lot of public knowledge of the region as a tourism hub, companies and individuals from other areas have benefited more from the resources than the residents.
Charles Tumwesigye, the Deputy Director of Field Operations at Uganda Wildlife Authority, says the over years, the surveillance system has improved especially with the joint cooperation between URA and the Uganda Police Force.
Luis Lechiguero, the head of programs at the European Union Delegation in Uganda told the 5th Annual Bankers’ Conference that like his home country, Spain, Uganda’s tourism has all it takes to transform the country if only the right decisions are made.
According to section 6 (1) of the bill, the Department of Museums and Monuments is responsible for overseeing, managing, and regulating museums and monuments under the general policy direction of the Minister. They regarded this as a ridiculous statement that also puts privately owned museums under government administration, which is technically impossible.
On Saturday, Rt. Rev. Robert Muhiirwa, the Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Portal, flagged off the pilgrims from Uganda Martyrs Minor Basilica in Munyonyo. The Minister for Tourism, Wildlife, and Antiquities Tom Butime was among the pilgrims.
Apart from giving visibility to a product, movie clips on platforms like YouTube earn the content creators through adverts placed on the movies. The number of times the movie is watched determines how the owner of the content is paid.
However, speaking at the sideline of a media briefing at the Uganda Media Center, Samuel Kizaalwa the Assistant Commissioner for Museums and Monuments revealed that the plan has been set aside to allow for the development of the National Museum at Kiira Road in Kampala and the existing regional museums in Moroto, Soroti and Kabale district.
Road Runner Kenneth Kannyeke is rallying Ugandans to embrace road running which can easily be a good means of transport to tourist attractions anywhere in the country.
The Administration Manager, Adrift Uganda, Ruth Riley says they have seen activities return since the beginning of February, and hope that the reopening of the economy will boost this increase.
At the back of the court ruling, there is a story of bickering among members of one of the five oldest clans in Buganda, the need for money and emotions attached to the cultural site whose existence has been long threatened.
The event dubbed “Bark-cloth to the Roots” was organized by the Ugandan Embassy in Washington to put a spotlight on the oldest known African textile taken from a Mutuba tree. The exhibition was part of the commemorations for February-Black History Month, which is marked to honour African Americans and raise awareness of Black history.