Tourism Experts Caution of Job Cuts

Experts in the tourism industry of Uganda say several Ugandans could lose their jobs due to the newly introduced 18% Value Added Tax which the government has planned to put on all tourist accommodations found upcountry. Maria Kiwanuka the Finance Minister, in trying to look for funds to fund the 14 trillion Uganda Shillings budget,.. read more →

Ugandan Tourism Stakeholders Object intended VAT

Following the reading of the Uganda budget in parliament earlier this very month, there were immediate protests as well as oppositions raised by different stakeholders in the tourism industry, however it took until just a day ago before the tourism trade associations prepared their response concerning the intentions of the government to add as much.. read more →

Discover’s Uganda’s Shoebill Stork – The Statue Bird

The Shoebill birds mostly known for their habit of staying motionless for very long time in the same place; which makes it appear like a statue. Unfortunately these are reducing in number since people are changing their habitats -the swamp into residential or farmland, and also because fish that eats their food has been introduced.. read more →

Curing trauma using poetry

Goethe Institute a week ago held a 2 days’ workshop under a theme: ‘Discovering the trans-formative power of poetic writing’. This workshop was well attended by a number of well known poets as well as writers in Kigali. Andrea Grieder a Social anthropologist from Switzerland as well graced this big occasion. This workshop presented practical.. read more →

RwandAir to handle Air Uganda’s route to Entebbe

Airline officials have informed us that RwandAir has presently takeover the route connecting Kigali and Entebbe which was previously operated by Uganda’s Air Uganda. This comes after the short-term suspension of all flights entering Kigali International Airport by the airline based in Uganda that chose to operate this route under a code-share with RwandAir. In.. read more →