UWA Commissions Community Projects In Kisoro

Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) along with the International Gorilla Conservation Programme (IGCP) and the local communities has commissioned a number of projects in Bwindi and Mgahinga National Parks aimed at promoting the conservation the of the critically endanger mountain gorillas and gorilla tourism. Among the projects commissioned are the new Nkuringo Patrol post along with the Visitor Information centre and three rain water harvesting tanks in Mgahinga Protected Area.

The Nkuringo patrol post worth 138,000,000/= was constructed with support from Arcus Foundation, HD Willis and the Uganda Wildlife Authority. According to the IGCP Communications officer, Anna Behm Masozera, IGCP raised the funds for construction from Arcus Foundation and HD Willis in partnership with UWA.

UWA’s acting Executive Director, Dr. Andrew Ggunga Seguya flanked by the Director Conservation Mr. John Makombo and the IGCP officials commissioned the projects a fortnight ago .The rain water harvesting tanks are expected to reduce the pressure from the communities on the national park.