Geoffrey Asiimwe Kamuhanda a resident of Kahendero landing site says they had a community engagement with UWA in 2019 and asked for public information on new laws and issues to do with human and wildlife conflicts.
Geoffrey Kasozi a model farmer in Karusandara sub county says they have had numerous discussions with various stakeholders in regard to the Act.
But he questions why the compensation clause has been handled sluggishly yet the wild animals continue to cause havoc in communities including destroying crops and injuring people.
The day also marked 54 years since the Omusinga Charles Wesley Mumbere succeeded his father the late Isaya Mukirania. It has been celebrated with pomp, ever since Mumbere returned from the United States of America and since Obusinga bwa Rwenzururu was recognized as an independent cultural institution in 2009.
Lodge owners and tourism operators have appealed to the European Union (EU) delegation in Uganda to consider clear accessibility of the Euro 6 million grant (25.2 billion Shillings) that was recently extended to support the private tourism sector.
John Muhangi, the Warden Law Enforcement and Security in Queen Elizabeth National park, says they are cognizant that most game animals have found alternative routes, which they use to stray into communities where they wreak havoc.
The exercise started with the validation of the 1952 geodetic reference frames made up of concrete pillars and proceeded to survey and confirm the boundary points. The exercise is to be conducted in Kyarukara, Rwenjubu, Top Hill, Kiganda and Kyakitale wards all in Katwe sub-county.
Pontus Onzima, the Chief Warden Queen Elizabeth National park, says they have registered more cases of poaching compared to the period before the lock down. Over 60 poachers have been arrested between March and May compared to only 20 in February.
Pontious Nzuma, the Chief Warden Queen Elizabeth National Park, says they are set to continue with the work in a few days’ time. He says some sections will be erected to cross rivers and landscapes characterised by hard underlying rocks.
Rwenzori Art Center and Sculpture Gallery is the only dedicated hub for casting sculpture in the Region. Visitors are treated to a stunning display of works cast in the adjacent studios by talented craftsmen
The 65-seater boat was launched on Lake Edward in August. Amos Wekesa, the Director, Great Lakes Safaris, says MV Kazinga is a strong addition to the tourism menu in Kasese, which recently passed a resolution to be labeled and gazetted a tourism district.
Sylvester Kule Walyuba, a team leader at Kiwa Heritage says the site was established in 2013 to interest the community in environmental conservation and preserve the positive cultural norms and values of the Bakonzo people.