UWA Declares War on Paoching


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It also coincided with the presence of a British ex military officer, Captain Levis Wood who is attempting become the first person to walk the length of the Nile, from its remotest source to its Mediterranean delta in Egypt.

The event was filmed at intervals as a four part programe for the UK’s Channel Four.

Levison and the Walk the Nile camera crew were at Paraa on Sunday to see Patrick Agaba of UCF officially hand over to UWA a new patrol boat and a boathouse at Semanya Ranger Post beside the Albert Nile.

“Their presence was no coincidence; one of the beneficiaries of Lev’s long walk is Tusk Trust, the UK charity which provided UCF with the funding for the marine infrastructure,” said UWA in a statement seen by Chimpreports on Wednesday.

“The Walk the Nile team was able to see how necessary such assistance is to tackle poaching in MFNP, especially along the banks for the Albert Nile. They saw the extent of the problem when they visited the massive stockpile of captured snares at the UWA armoury and went on a marine patrol in a Tusk Tust/UCF donated boat to see how UWA’s rangers are tackling the problem.”

President Museveni last week directed border security along the Kidepo National Park in North Eastern Uganda to shoot armed poachers who cross in to the park to kill animals and disrupt life among the communities here.

“Those with guns who cross to disturb…you should shoot them. You are accusing the army of not doing their work. There is some sleeping here in the army…they should shoot those fellows. If I get this report, I will come and camp here and see who crosses here,” he said.

Museveni said while while produce like coffee is good with the crop bringing in about $400m annually, tourism fetched three times more in the same period with $1.3bn and over $1.4m tourist arriving in the country annually compared to 200,000 in 1986.


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