UWA collects over Shs 60b this financial year as visitors increase
By AFAYO SHADRACH BETHEL
The Uganda Wildlife Authority has revealed that it has collected Shs 69 billion in the financial year 2021/22 compared to Shs 21 billion in the last financial year.
The authority also noted that visitor numbers to their protected areas increased to over 265,000 compared to 103,000 visitors in the previous financial year.
In his end of year message, the executive director at the authority Sam Mwandha said 2022 has been a great year in which they registered impressive milestones for their conservation work.
On the strategic front, Mwandha said they have placed a lot of emphasis on strengthening wildlife protection, tackling wildlife crime, mitigating the negative impacts of human wildlife conflict, and promoting their protected areas as tourist destinations.