The Uganda Safari tour National Park of Kidepo of recent received $42000 approximately 143,850,000/= for the 2015 / 2016 financial year to undertake the implementation of livelihood projects in the area.
The submitted funds were released
by the Kaabong District administration and it is generated from the 20%
revenue sharing scheme with the park as entrance receipts. This total
amount had accumulated for the last three (3) years until they were
eventually released. The 20% revenue sharing is provided for in the
Uganda Wildlife Act to enable the community realise the significance of
conservation and the Uganda Safaris and tours.
to Johnson Masereka Conservation Area Manager of Kidepo Valley National
Park, there are three (3) sub counties set to benefit from the scheme
and these include; Kawalakol, Kamion and Karenga. The Sub counties
submitted a range of projects and the District government had to
undertake keen vetting and endorsement was reached for the following
The Karenga Sub County resolved to put up a cultural
centre with an estimate cost of 46million Uganda Shillings located at
Opot Pot while in the Sub county of Kawalakol a similar project was
endorsed at Moruita at an estimate cost of 45 million Uganda Shillings.
For Kamion Sub County will get solar power system at a cost of 21
million at Lwakwakaramoe primary school, Lwakwakaramoe health center II
at a cost of 10 million Uganda Shillings and eventually a grinding mill
in the Parish of Morungole at a cost of 15million Shillings. These new
cultural centers would definitely bring the unique culture and heritage
of the Karimojong for the exploration of the travelers on safaris and tours in Uganda.
Supervision cost shared at Sub County and District level stands at
6,850,000/= and is part of the total sum remitted. Supervision and
Monitoring is in line with the guidelines of the revenue sharing scheme.
Kidepo Conservation Area Management at the very function disclosed
another 116,362,841/ = set to be utilized in the year 2016/17. The
general District management applauded the Uganda Wildlife Authority
initiative and called upon the community to make proper utilization of
the remitted funds and gain a wider picture towards conservation and
utilization of protected areas like Kidepo Valley National Park for