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Museveni hands over cheques worth UGX3bn to people neighboring Queen Elizabeth National Park

President Yoweri Museveni flanked by UWA officials launched an electric fence around QENP. (PHOTO/UWA)

RUBIRIZI – President Yoweri Museveni has handed over cheques worth over UGX 3bn to districts neighboring Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Mr. Museveni had earlier commissioned the electric fence in Kirugu Sub county, Rubirizi District along the boundary of Queen Elizabeth National Park.

The 10km long fence is invisaged to help communities around Rubirizi to deter elephants and other wildlife from ravaging community gardens.

The president thanked the Ministry of Tourism and Uganda Wildlife Authority for erecting the fence and cautioned the communities against working against conservation.

He observed that tourism is critical to the economy because it has surpassed coffee and other agricultural activities in earnings and therefore needs safe guarding.

He promised that in future cameras will be installed along the fence to ease surveillance

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