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Government to Launch Fundraising Drive for Ngamba Sanctuary

Government is sent to launch a fundraising campaign for the Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary.

The campaign is aimed at getting food to feed the Chimpanzees at the sanctuary.

The Minister of State for Tourism Wildlife and Antiquities Hon Godfrey Kiwanda Suubi say it would be unfortunate if the primates are left to starve at the sanctuary.

Hon Kiwanda made the announcement while visiting the Sanctuary last week with the Uganda Tourism Board Chief Executive Officer Lilly Ajarova.

Meanwhile, the sanctuary is also under the threat of the rising waters of Lake Victoria.

Ajarova expressed fear that the facility could be submerged if the water levels keep rising.

“The rising waters have left Ngamba in a sorry state, all tourist facilities, shops and restaurants, cottages for accommodation have been taken over by the water” she said.

 

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She added that for the sanctuary to recover it will need a lot of financial support.

The New Executive Director of the sanctuary Dr Joshua Rukundo said that the rising water levels and COVID-19 pandemic have interfered with their work a lot.

At the moment the sanctuary continues to request all well wishers to help then through the situation.

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