Uganda wildlife Authority (UWA)
U.W.A is the Authorized body to run all tourism activities on behalf of the Uganda government. The Authority has its headquarter in Kampala (Kamwokya) with sales offices in National Parks like Bwindi Impenetrable forest, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Semliki National Park, Mgahinga National Park, Mountain Elgon National Park, Mountain Rwenzori National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park, Lake Mburo National Park among other tourist attractions.
Roles and duties of Uganda wildlife Authority:
The Authority is assigned to sell wildlife viewing permits like Gorilla tracking permits, Chimp permits, park entry permits and so on.
U.W.A enforcement is assigned to protect or safe guard all wildlife in Uganda including animals and birds.
Uganda Wildlife Authority advertises Uganda tourist attractions to the rest of the world to know. Adverts are done through radios, Televisions, Internet among others.
The Authority also organise safaris for the tourists to their chosen tourist destination.
U.W.A provides advisory services to tour operators and tourists aiming at promoting Uganda tourism sector.
The Authority is responsible for fighting against poaching hence protecting animals from being Killed by hunters, rebels, business men dealing in tasks and so on.
Uganda wildlife Authority sets prices for different tourist attractions like Gorilla trekking at US$ 600, chimpanzee trekking at 150, park entry fees of US$ 40 per person per 24hours.
The Authority links tourist, tour operators and well wishers to the government. The Authority takes peoples complaints to the government to be solved.
UWA also does voluntary activities like constructing wells, hospitals, schools to help the community members.
The Authority provides Jobs to people like rangers guides, drivers, consultants security officials among others- this has helped to reduce unemployment levels.
The Authority construct infrastructures like Lodge/ Hotel, wells, clinic hence developing the country.