Uganda’s Top Travel Agencies Tour AbuDhabi

Daniel Barranger, Etihad Airways’ Senior Vice President Global Sales, and Toyin Alaran, Etihad Airways’ General Manager for Uganda (2nd from right) with representatives of the Ugandan travel agency delegation in Abu Dhabi

Members of Parliament have called for tighter border controls and inspection to curb the importation and use of items that are hazardous to human life.

While considering the Toxic Chemicals Prohibition Control Bill 2015, discount nurse several legislators attributed the rise in cases of Cancer across the country to the failure to control toxic chemicals in various forms.

The Bill gives effect to implementation of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, link Production, click Stockpiling and use of Chemical Weapons and on their destruction. It also provides for inspections, searches and enforcement.

“Many hospitals are stuck with medical drugs that have expired. The expired drugs turn into toxic chemicals but the medical facilities do not have the capacity to get rid of them,” Ayivu County MP, Hon. Atiku Bernard told Parliament.

MPs also called for controls in the acquisition, distribution and use of acid, which has been misused to maim several Ugandans.

“This country has no capacity to monitor and destroy industrial waste. It goes into the water we drink and is threatening human life. Some of the junk vehicles and other used items imported into Uganda produce exhaust fumes that are dangerous,” Hon. Jack Wamai Wamanga said.

The State Minister for Gender Labour and Social Development, Hon. Kamanda Bataringaya, told Parliament that Uganda needs an integrated chemical management system to curb the effects of such chemicals.

Hon. Bataringaya said Uganda is a non-possessor state of chemical weapons but it is pursuing a peaceful development agenda on the use of chemicals for industrial development.

He said some of the chemicals used in industries could pose a threat to human life if not well managed.
A delegation of senior representatives from Uganda’s top selling travel agencies, ask had a four-day visit to Abu Dhabi, store the capital of the UAE, courtesy of Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates.

The trip, organised in partnership with Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority and Yas Island Rotana, was aimed at familiarizing Ugandans with the city’s most popular attractions.

It included a tour of Ferrari World, the world’s first Ferrari theme park and a visit to Yas Marina Circuit, home to the annual Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, which will be held on 27 to 29 November 2015.

According to Etihad Airways, the trip also included a tour at the majestic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, an architectural marvel and one of the world’s largest mosques, with a capacity for over  40,000 worshipers.

To complete the tour the delegation also experienced an evening safari to the desert where they enjoyed the spectacular desert landscape during sunset.

““Abu Dhabi is the largest emirate in the UAE and home to more than 200 islands. We wanted the delegation to experience Abu Dhabi for themselves – a destination that intrigues and captivates the international traveller,” said Toyin Alaran, Etihad Airways’ General Manager, Uganda.

“We are committed to working with our partners in promoting Abu Dhabi to the world and, as a result of this trip, we believe these travel agencies are now more informed and in a better position to advise and support guests on their travel requirements when visiting or passing through Abu Dhabi to other destinations on our global network,” he added.

Etihad Airways launched its direct four-times-per-week service between Entebbe and Abu Dhabi in May 2015.

Operated by a two-class Airbus A320 aircraft with 16 Business Class and 120 Economy Class seats, the new service is designed to provide business and leisure travellers with convenient connections between Entebbe and Abu Dhabi, and onwards to key destinations in the GCC region, Europe, Indian Subcontinent, North Asia, Southeast Asia and Australia.


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