This was revealed at UWEC, in the presence of the UWA ED, Mr. Mwandha, UWEC ED Mr Musinguzi and the Town clerk of Entebbe Mr Magumba at the Uganda wildlife conservation and education Centre in Entebbe.
…..Flanked by his Deputy Katukiro, Owek Osman Noor Ahmed and other kingdom ministers, the Kyabazinga expressed interest in establishing a kingdom owned conservation centre with support from the UWA AND UWEC. He commended the efforts and great job being done by the centre for the over 70 years since its establishment.
In their speech both EDs thanked the Kyabazinga for standing out as a champion of conservation and tourism through his visit and the interest to join hands to do the same in his kingdom.
They emphasised the strategic importance of partnering with kings and Royal families since it serves the interests of the government, tourists and as well as kingdoms or culture especially in relation to people’s clan totems.
They assured the king of their support and commitment to the fulfilment of his desires.
The prime minister emphasised the economical value and tourist importance of the proposed Busoga conservation centre and also commended the centre for a job well done.
The king was later taken on a guided tour of the centre where he interacted with animals and fauna being rehabilitated and or used for education purposes.
He was gifted with a pair of parrots at the end of the tour with a full legal licence to conserve them as pets.
Present on the tour was Kyabazinga Affairs minister Owek Yudaya Babirye, Foreign Affairs Owek Joan Machora, Tourism minister Owek Helina Namutamba, Protocol head Owek Ntange Andrew and the former Chairman LC5 Jinja, Mr. Titus Kisambira