Investing in Uganda's Tourism & conservation
Current Investment Opportunities
To support the growing tourism industry and provide better customer services within the parks, UWA has identified opportunities for investment in services, products and infrastructure and accommodation facilities.
There are opportunities for development of new ecotourism products and services, within and outside the national parks, by the private sector or through public-private partnerships.
H.E. President Yoweri Museveni has called on investors that promote responsible investment and sustainable development to partner with Uganda in rehabilitating the protected conservation areas.
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Identification of Investment Opportunities
Management has prepared General Management Plans (GMPs) for all the main protected areas. Theses GMPs, which are written after lengthy consultation with various stack holders, identify and recommend investment opportunities within the various PAs (Protected Areas). This approach has led to a better appreciation of the number, type, size and location of the various investments within the PAs. It also saves the PAs from the demand for unplanned structures.
Management has adopted and now applies Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets, (PPDA) regulations and guidelines, which stipulate that all investment opportunities have to be advertised and all potential bidders given an equal opportunity to bid for these opportunities. The process is fair and transparent but rather lengthy. Management regularly advertises these opportunities in the media
The concession agreements provide for periodic reviews of terms of the agreements.
Download the PDF for more information on Procedures for Award of Contract, Current Concession Investments and Investments Under Consideration.