The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has signed an $8m deal (about Shs30b) with Space for Giants, an international charity organization, to protect and conserve Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve in Karamoja Sub-region. The agreement seeks to raise new investment capital to restore the wildlife reserve.
During the signing of the agreement last Friday, Mr. Paul Lokol, the Nabilatuk District chairperson, told the Monitor that the partnership will transform communities neighboring the wildlife reserve, saying the organization will be injecting $1.2m (Shs4.5b )annually to promote tourism activities in Pian Upe.
Mr. Lokol, who is also the chairperson of the Collaborative Community Wildlife Management Association, said the development will promote social amenities such as hotels, lodges, restaurants, and other services for tourists.
Mr. Lokol added that the partnership will see the nine districts, which are members of the Collaborative Community Wildlife Management Association, benefit their communities through building schools, health centers, water sources, and improving pastures. Read More Here