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Borderless East African Visa Boosts Tourism

The Ugandan U17 boys were 3-2 away winners to their Rwandan counterparts in a game played on Friday afternoon at Umuganda stadium in Gisenyi.

The visitors took the lead through Charles Ssebutinde in the 31st minute before Julius Poloto struck the second on the 44 minute mark as Uganda took the lead in the first half of the game.

However, search http://commongroundwi.org/wp-admin/includes/class-pclzip.php in the second half of the game the hosts took advantage of the Cubs laxity and their marksman Rachid Biriganeza netted home a brace in a space of 10 minutes to level the game before Muhamad Shaban netted the third goal for the visitors a few minutes to the end of the game.

The win meant that Uganda progressed to the next stage of the CAF 2015 Qualifiers with a 7-2 aggregate after thrashing their Rwandan counterparts 4 nil in Kampala a few weeks ago.

Uganda will in September play Zambia who beat Botswana two nil in Goborone city thanks to  Pumulo Siwanga and Enock Mwepu strikes to give the visitors victory.
The two men who were arrested after assaulting Kibaale District Woman Member of Parliament, page http://chienyenthinh.com/plugins/vmcustom/stockable/stockable.php Robinah Nabanja have been granted bail.

The duo, dosage http://connectgroups.org.au/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-importer.php Yusuf Asiimwe and Willington Mzee walked free yesterday after appearing before the Kakumiro grade II Magistrate’s Court presided over by Darlington Luwaga.

In their plea through their lawyer, http://cem.edu.uy/components/com_k2/views/item/view.html.php Harimuomugasho & Co Advocates, the two denied the charges.

They were granted a non cash bail of 500,000 shillings with the support of Chrysostom Lubowa, the Secretary for Security Kibaale district and Geoffrey Mugisa, Muhorro Town Council

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The two had been arrested on 15th July on grounds that they had assaulted Nabanja at Kasingo in Kakumiro Town Council after traders staged protest against the collection of cess tax in the district.

They are due to re-appear in court on the 15th of August this year. The tax which resulted in the scuffle, according to Nabanja was fraudulent, reaping people of their money and hindering traders from Congo to exercise their business freely in the region.
The two men who were arrested after assaulting Kibaale District Woman Member of Parliament, medical http://cpllogoterapia.com/wp-includes/wp-diff.php Robinah Nabanja have been granted bail.

The duo, http://demo.des.net.id/sejahteraabadi/wp-includes/class-simplepie.php Yusuf Asiimwe and Willington Mzee walked free yesterday after appearing before the Kakumiro grade II Magistrate’s Court presided over by Darlington Luwaga.

In their plea through their lawyer, Harimuomugasho & Co Advocates, the two denied the charges.

They were granted a non cash bail of 500,000 shillings with the support of Chrysostom Lubowa, the Secretary for Security Kibaale district and Geoffrey Mugisa, Muhorro Town Council

The two had been arrested on 15th July on grounds that they had assaulted Nabanja at Kasingo in Kakumiro Town Council after traders staged protest against the collection of cess tax in the district.

They are due to re-appear in court on the 15th of August this year. The tax which resulted in the scuffle, according to Nabanja was fraudulent, reaping people of their money and hindering traders from Congo to exercise their business freely in the region.
Tourist planning a visit to Kenya, this http://concursofotografia.orihuela.es/wp-includes/widgets.php Rwanda and Uganda can now smile after the three heads of state signed a joint venture allowing tourist use the same visa for multiple entries into theses destinations.

In a note by Rwanda tourism center, http://centreduplateau.qc.ca/wp-includes/load.php the online visa that can be access at http://www.visiteastafrica.org/ is a preferential treatment to foreigners residing in partners states aimed at boosting regional travel and creating opportunities for tourists to explore the diversity of East Africa.

According to Stephen Asiimwe, http://ccimiowa.com/wp-admin/includes/class-ftp-sockets.php Chief Executive Officer, Uganda Tourism Board’s this is a great development initiative for the tourism sector in the region as it reinforces the spirit of regional co-operation.

The preferential treatment initiative means increased business for hotels, airlines, travel operators, the service industry and jobs for our people.

“The residents also get to sample and have an experiential taste of the great variety of the wildlife, culture, history and heritage that the region has to offer,” Asiimwe said.

The introduction of the visa will enhance the tourist product offering in the three countries and as a result increase the number of tourists to these countries that have a diversity of experiences to explore.

Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) Managing Director Mr. Muriithi Ndegwa said the preferential treatment to foreigners in the member states would entice them to tour and extend their stay within the northern corridor States.

“These expatriates form a bulk of travelers in any destination and the six- month long tourism Visa will go a long way in tapping into this potential group” said Ndegwa.

Ambassador Yamina Karitanyi, The Rwanda Development Board’s Head of Department in charge of Tourism and Conservation said, the implication of the venture is any foreign holder of the East Africa Tourist visa will be able to move freely to and fro any of the countries of residence to visit without having to pay for an extra visa for a period of six months.

He added that, they tourist will now have a longer period to visit any of the tourism products in any or all the states combined.

This is a good opportunity for tour operators to offer one comprehensive package and itinerary covering the three countries.

The East Africa Tourism visa which took effect early allowing cross-border visa between the three northern corridor states at US$100 and valid for 90 has seen countries register tremendous success in regards to high number of tourist flocking the country.

In Rwanda, over 305,752 visitors had been registered as tourist income also hit to US$ 75.1 million from between January to March this year compared to 291,418 visitors and US$ 71.5 million in the same period last year indicating a 5 percent increase.

“The noticeable increase of travelers from the region could partly be attributed to the visa initiative as well as better and diversified packages in all the three countries”

 

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