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UWA, NGO sign pact to boost tourism in Uganda
Publish Date: May 23, 2014
UWA, NGO sign pact to boost tourism in Uganda
Executive Director of Chimpanzee Sanctuary and Wildlife Conservation Trust, Lilly Ajarova and the Executive director UW,A Andrew Sseguya signing a memorandum of Understanding at Lake Victoria Hotel in Entebbe. Photo by Wilfred Sanya
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By Francis Emorut and Wilfred Sanya      

Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Chimpanzee Sanctuary and Conservation Trust to boost tourism in Uganda.
 
The Chimpanzee Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Trust (CSWCT) is a non-governmental organization. Established in 1998, it promotes the understanding, appreciation and conservation of chimpanzees and their habitats in particular. 
 
“With this partnership we would like to increase the marketing of tourism in Uganda by training the communities. We shall also have joint training of the staffs and sharing management skills,” said Andrew Sseguya UWA executive director.
 
He said with MoU in place, the two organisations will be in position to rescue and care for the orphaned chimpanzee as well as the welfare and conservation of the endangered species.
 
 
Executive Director of Chimpanzee Sanctuary and Wildlife Conservation Trust, Lilly Ajarova and the Executive Director UW,A Andrew Sseguya signing a memorandum of Understanding at  Lake Victoria Hotel in Entebbe . Photo by Wilfred Sanya
 
Sseguya said that the new innovation is to ensure that even those who have forests with wild animals are encouraged not to cut down.
 
He said the move is intended to create awareness among the community so that the tourism industry is handled in effective and efficient manner.
 
Sseguya made the remarks during the signing ceremony at Lake Victoria Hotel in Entebbe.
 
The executive director of Chimpanzee Sanctuary and Wildlife Conservation Trust, Lilly Ajarova, welcomed the new partnership saying it will promote the conservation of chimpanzee and the environment.
 
She stressed the need of having more land to keep the animals for tourist attraction especially around the Albertine region and appealed to the communities to leave the area. 
 
“We are going to engage the communities to leave the areas where we have earmarked for tourism”, Ajorova said.
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