Uganda wildlife Authority seeks 20.9 Billion in Budget Support
The Uganda wildlife Authority is in need of 20.9 Billion shillings to fund the 4 priority areas it is to focus on next financial year.
Appearing before the trade and industry committee of parliament, acting Executive Director Dr Andrew Seguya said the funding is needed for problem animal control, development of infrastructure in national parks, marketing conservation areas and funds to compensate people owning land in protected areas.
Dr Seguya says for problem animal control, the authority would like to set up pilot fencing to stop animals from escaping from parks to terrorize residents in surrounding areas.
He asks Mps on the committee to push for increased funding; saying that this alone will cost 10 Billion shillings which is above the entire ministry budget of 9.2 Billion.