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Uganda Prepares to Welcome International Flights from Thursday

Uganda Prepares to Welcome International Flights from Thursday

FEATURED, NEWS, Tourism, TRAVEL
Uganda is set to reopen its air borders on Oct. 1 after lifting restrictions on international travel, the Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has announced. With airports shut for over six months due to COVID-19 restriction measures, flights into the country will resume on Thursday. All tests must be carried out within 72 hours of arrival from an accredited laboratory. Ugandans returning to the country will be allowed to go home without quarantine measures if in possession of a negative test result. However, the Health Ministry will take addresses in the event of any necessary follow-ups. When will flights resume? International flights are scheduled to resume this Thursday, October 1. The UCAA has scheduled 13 flights on that day, with ten more flights the next day. U...
Uganda to Help Build Roads Inside Congo, Citing Trade Goals

Uganda to Help Build Roads Inside Congo, Citing Trade Goals

FEATURED, NEWS, Politics, Rwanda
Uganda's government said Tuesday it would help finance projects to surface over 200 kilometers (124 miles) of road inside neighbouring Congo as part of plans to boost trade between the countries. Uganda will contribute about 20% of the project value while the rest will be met by Congo's government in an envisaged public-private partnership, Ugandan Works and Transport Minister Gen. Katumba Wamala told reporters. Such an arrangement is unheard of in a region where governments struggle to expand road networks within their borders. Despite its vast size and wealth of natural resources, Congo remains one of the poorest countries in the world. Eastern Congo is particularly plagued by rebel violence. "There is always a first time for everything," Wamala said. "This is a joint project b...
UNRA Unveils  New Ferry To Improve Water Transport  On L. Victoria

UNRA Unveils New Ferry To Improve Water Transport On L. Victoria

FEATURED, NEWS
By Keefa Nuwahereza The Uganda National Roads Authority has unveiled a new modernized ferry which has been purchased by the government through the Ministry of Works and Transport in a bid to improve water transport in Eastern Uganda. According to officials from UNRA, the new ferry called MV Sigulu, which is a 300-seater, will connect the islands of Lolwe and Sigulu to Namayingo District mainland. The ferry, which is set to be commissioned soon, will be prying the following route as part the UNRA schedule;  Watega landing site (Namayingo mainland),  Bumalenge landing site (Sigulu island), and Kandege landing site  which connect Lolwe Island. MV Sigulu when it was still under construction The ferry was built on site in JGH mobile shipbuilding site in Jinja and  complet...