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Adventure seekers set for trip to Murchison Falls

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Murchison falls national park

Giraffes grazing in Murchison falls national park.

By Our Reporter

While Uganda is acclaimed as a top tourist destination globally, the tourism uptake locally still remains low. To counter this, there has been a rise in initiatives aimed at encouraging domestic tourism both by the government and private sector.

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Recently, several local tour operators have embarked on organizing subsidized adventure trips all year round to different touristic destinations around the country, allowing the masses to also enjoy the beauty that is Uganda.

The latest tour company to also get on this wagon is Tuje Safaris who are organizing an expedition to Murchison Falls national park. Slated for this weekend, adventure seekers will enjoy a 3-day getaway in the wild.

In an interview with Baryamuzura Mikdad Kaddu, the co-founder Tuje Safaris, he explained that the trip is aimed at dispelling the myth that tourism is a reserve for the privileged upper echelons of society and encourage the general citizenry to participate in domestic tourism.

“We want people to start appreciating their own. This is why we are offering subsidized trips,” he relayed. “We want people to change the mindset that tourism events are for the rich. We believe this is what will boost domestic tourism in our country.”

He further revealed they are planning to hold more such trips in future. “We shall have rounds of such trips to almost all physical feature attractions in the country. We shall have the next one at Queen Elizabeth national park later this year.”

Located on the shores of Lake Albert in northwest Uganda, Murchison Falls National Park is home to several bird species and wild game. Travellers, who set off on Friday, 2nd November and return Sunday, 4th November, will get to enjoy a game drive, cinema in the wild and a camping experience among others. Trip costs 150K(Single) and 250K(couples).

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Former BigEye.ug writer Jonah Kirabo set to represent Uganda in Turkey

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Former BigEye.ug writer and journalist, Jonah Kirabo is set to represent Uganda in a Turkish annual leadership conference, this website has confirmed.

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Named LOCALINTERNational Conference, the programme gathers recent university graduates every year in Turkey’s capital city; Ankara as well as other cities in Turkey such as Istanbul among others to provide graduates with local governance training through instructions, practical governance and field visits including social activities and trips within Turkey and all expenses are covered by Turkey’s Union of Municipalities.

This will be the first time that a Ugandan is selected to attend this conference that happens every year since 2012.

An excited Jonah Kirabo took to his social media to announce the milestone saying that he owes his success to God as over 10 Ugandan’s applied for the opportunity but it was only him that was chosen.

“Proud to be the first ever Ugandan to be selected to attend the LOCALINTERNational Conference that is hosted annually in Turkey since 2012. Over 10 Ugandans applied this year but I was the only one who was selected to join the other 41 recent graduates from Europe, Asia, South American and Africa,” Jonah said in part.

He told this website that he hopes to use the skills from the conference to boast his journalism and leadership skills when he is back.

The conference will take place in Turkey between 18th – 29th August 2019.

*About Jonah Kirabo*

Aged 22, Jonah Kirabo is a recent graduate of Business Administration from Makerere University.

Despite pursing a business degree, Jonah has always had a passion for journalism and leadership. While at Campus, he worked as news reporter for several blogs and local websites including BigEye.ug and Campus Eye before joining the Nile Post where he is currently employed.

He is also a current student of journalism and media at the Kansanga based Media Challenge Initiative.

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Engineer Peterson Mwesigwa Is Once Again Overall Best Student at LDC

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Peterson Mwesigwa could be the most intelligent Ugandan alive today. He holds a Masters Degree in Electrical and Computer Technology.

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Two years back, he was the first person to get a first class Degree at the Law School after over a decade of only second class degrees.

Now Mwesigwa is also the top student at this year’s graduating platform. He was awarded for topping everyone. He is surely an exceptional achiever.

A man standing at the interesection of the arts and sciences. An Engineer and now a lawyer.

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Andrew Mwenda on Loss of Mother: “I feel Empty and Lost”

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It has been a sad week as one of Uganda’s best journalists, Andrew Mwenda laid his mother to rest.

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While eulogizing his mother at All Saints Church, Mwenda described her as the most beautiful chic that ever lived. But one could not help but see the pain in his statements.

At 12 noon, Adyeeri Constance Muhangazima, was laid to rest in the great village of Kanyandahi.

Andrew Mwenda then took to Twitter to express his current pain and depression. He called it the biggest blow ever. He talked of feeling all lost and alone.

We can only pray for the best of comforting to the old man of the clan. Losing a mother is surely the hardest thing that ever happens to anyone in life. There is no hole deeper. It is a hole that cuts through a soul.

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