Kyomugisha says the project has changed the lives of Rubirizi residents as they are now able to pay fees for their children in private schools and universities. She says that they have also constructed social amenities such as health facilities, energy stoves and a hotel, which has brought windfall profits that they only dreamt of in the past.
President Yoweri Museveni illustrated that when a national park like Kibaale is named, there is also a need to explain what the name Kibaale, which refers to place of stones, actually means. He is optimistic that this will generate not only more knowledge, but also interest in tourism consumers and increase the value of Ugandas tourism products.
President Yoweri Museveni said that the population of elephants dwindled to 2000 from 30,000 in Uganda by 1986. It has now grown to about 6000 because of the Countrys strong stand on conservation. For us, we send poachers to heaven prematurely, he said.