President of Uganda, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, has assented to the Uganda Wildlife Bill 2017, effectively making the Uganda Wildlife Act law.
The main objective of the Act is to provide for the conservation and sustainable management of wildlife and to streamline roles and responsibilities for institutions in wildlife conservation and management in Uganda.
The Uganda Wildlife Authority Act 2019, also stipulates clearly community participation in Wildlife conservation by strengthening theirs. management capacity through the community wildlife committees for each Protected Area.
“The bill that was enacted by Parliament in 2017, has been signed by the Head of State as required by Constitution into law and with this new development, we shall see more new developments being carried out and implemented by Uganda Wildlife Authority” said Bashir Hangi.