The Uganda Wildlife Authority has launched the construction of multibillion building that will help this conservation agency to raise fund to finance conservation ventures and further pay its workers.
The building will be name Wildlife Tower and it’s located at Kanjokya road in Kamwokya, a Kampala suburb, costed the agency about UGX20billion.
Appointing the Building, the Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquates Minister, Professor Ephraim Kamuntu said this building will relieve the Uganda Wildlife Authority from over relying upon National Park gate collection dues.
He also added that, with this kind of building UWA will be able to get enough funds to finance wildlife conservation projects across the nation and will also improve the tourist industry.
“The tourism ministry will keep heaving for more funds to fund the tourism industry which is Uganda’s main income generating industry” He added.
Talking at a same occasion Hon Kiwanda Godfrey Ssubi, the State Minister for Tourism said government is committed to fence off all the wildlife parks in the country to moderate the issue of human to wildlife conflicts which is turning into a main problem to wildlife conservation in the country.
“The Ministry as a team with UWA should set out on fencing off all the wildlife parks since rates of human to wildlife are escalating which has left numerous communities around the national parks to suffer in that wild animals demolish their gardens and livestock’s particularly by big cats (leopards, Lion),” said Kiwanda
The Wildlife Tower will be rented to corporate companies and as per the Executive Director, Uganda Wildlife Authority, Sam Mwandha, they hope to collect over UGX1.5 billion every year from the project.