Uganda Wildlife Authority has today received an assortment of equipment from United States Agency for International development (USAID) Biodiversity for Resilience (B4R) Activity. The equipment will help UWA to strengthen the institution’s financial management system, enhance effective reporting, efficiency and effectiveness in revenue collection, and promote transparency in revenue collection among others.
The items that include 44 laptops, 39 scanners, 20 printers and 11 complete solar units were received from the Chief of Party B4R Jennifer Talbot by the Acting Executive Director UWA Mr. Stephen Masaba at Uganda Wildlife Authority Headquarters in Kampala.
Mr. Masaba Steven thanked USAID for the continuous support they have always been giving UWA mostly during the period of COVID 19 and was happy to note that USAID understands the role of UWA. He said that the Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities is working hard to promote destination Uganda and therefore support from USAID comes in handy to ensure that UWA executes its mandate well in order to give visitors to protected areas a good experience. “The Ministry is working hard to promote destination Uganda and we should be doing our part in terms of readiness to give visitors a good experience. Now that we are recovering from COVID 19, we are pleased to receive support that is going to improve on our revenue collection systems and enhance our efficiency,” he said.
The Chief of Party B4R Dr. Jennifer Talbot said that they were happy to make a contribution towards improving UWA’s gate collection system. “We are pleased to support UWA to enhance their gate collection systems,”she said.