After nearly seven years away from his kingdom, Mumbere is expected to return on October 4, 2023. Mumbere was barred from visiting the area in 2016, when he, alongside over 200 Kingdom subjects, was arrested and charged with treason, terrorism, malicious damage to property, attempted murder, and aggravated robbery, among others.
About 5.64 KM of roads in town have been worked on, modern street lights installed, pavements, business access roads, green zones, and improved drainage systems. Three other roads; Rukiidi III, Portal extension, and Crescent roads measuring 320m have also been considered for tarmacking with all works expected to be complete by the end of December.
The state minister of Tourism, Martin Mugara Bahinduka said development of tourism sector and conservation of nature can only happen if there is commitment to conduct research to inform policy formulation, planning and management.
Dr. Moses Muhumuza the principle researcher told URN that the symposium will bring together different researchers in the wildlife conservation area to share on what they have been doing and to what extent it can benefit the tourism sector.
The Chief Warden of Queen Elizabeth National Park, Ezuma Pontious, acknowledged the significant contribution of the media in environmental conservation and expressed interest in collaborating with journalists as a bridge between the authority and the local community.
John Makombi, the Director in Charge of Conservation told URN that they have drafted a paper that soon will be presented to the cabinet proposing the total elimination of all other activities within the conservation areas.
Mobilised under Kataara Women’s Poverty Alleviation Group-KWPAG in Kicwamba Sub County of Rubirizi district, the farmers now have over 200 beehives spread along the boundary of the park and their agricultural fields.
Sulait Mabulu, the manager of Munyanyange caves lodge, which is adjacent to the lake says the reduction of the bird population has significantly seen a drop in the number of tourists interested in bird watching in the area.
The competition returned this year having temporarily been suspended due to the COVID- 19 pandemic and attracted teams from Police, Uganda Peoples’ Defense Forces-UPDF, Uganda Prisons Service-UPS and Uganda Wildlife Authority -UWA.
Bashir Hangi, the UWA communication officer said that there is a lot of talent within UWA that needs to be given an opportunity to manifest by allocating reasonable resources at conservation area level to boast training.
James Bakaine, the deputy prime minister of the defunct Busongora Kingdom, says that community museums can play a very important role in preserving and presenting the diverse cultural heritage of minority tribes and provide spaces for appreciating different cultures.
In his brief address during his coronation anniversary celebrations held at Bughanikire Royal Palace grounds in Bughanikire Town Council, Kamya said the sickle cell prevalence remains higher in Bundibugyo and Uganda as a whole mainly because many people especially those intending to get into intimate relationships lack quick access to testing services.