DTBS MR. RAYMOND ENGENA ON SMART CARD
“We are upgrading our financial systems. Since members of staff have been carrying large amounts of cash in the past and being exposed to danger, we are introducing the smart card to reduce the use of cash. All you have to do is swipe to pay instead of carrying cash as has been the case. It is also meant to improve service delivery as it simplifies payment for entrance and boat rides.
Tourists have always booked hotels while in their home states like the UK, and this will have the same effect- using technology to make transactions simpler and more convenient.”
UWA RUNS IN ANTI CANCER MARATHON
Hundreds of Uganda Wildlife Authority Staff on August 24th ,2013 joined the Rotarians and other philanthropists to run for several kilometres during a campaign to raise funds for a cancer ward at Nsambya Hospital.
During last year's marathon (the first edition of this run), UGX 300,000,000 (three hundred million) was collected. The last year's (and this year's) fundraising drive was/is aimed at constructing/completing Rotary Breast, Cervical and Prostate Cancer Ward at St. Raphael of St. Francis Hospital, Nsambya-Kampala.
UWA SUPPORTS ORPHANED CHIMPANZEES
The Board of Trustees Members for the Uganda Wildlife Authority and top management on August 31st ,2013 joined the conservation fraternity at the Kampala Sheraton Hotel during a fundraising dinner to support the feeding of rescued and orphaned chimpanzees at the Chimpanzee Sanctuary and Wildlife Conservation Trust(CSWCT) commonly known as the Ngamba island.
WORLD TOURISM DAY FOR FORT PORTAL
Uganda’s cleanest town of Fort Portal will play host to this year’s World Tourism Day on September 27th,2013.The event will be preceded by a four day exhibition by government agencies including Uganda Wildlife Authority, Uganda Tourism Board, Private sector representatives like the Uganda Tour operators and neighbouring National Parks like Kibale,Semuliki,Rwenzori and Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Among the planned activities is the Royal hike of the Rwenzoris by the Omukama of Toro His Royal Highness, Oyo Kabamba Iguru. During the same month on 7th September, all roads will lead to Fort Portal for the 18th coronation anniversary of the king.