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UWEC to Re-Open in July

The Executive Director of the Uganda Wildlife Education Conservation Centre (UWEC) Dr James Musinguzi has announced that the Centre will open in July.

UWEC closed its doors to visitors as a way to curb the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr Musinguzi revealed that standard operating procedures are being put in place as they prepare to re-open.

“We are going to meet with the board of directors and come up with the standard operating procedures all our workers and visitors should follow when they are at the zoo”

Francis Okello, a staff member said they are installing cameras that will help them monitor whatever will be taking place at the facility.

Since its closure, UWEC says it has suffered a big financial set back and continues to struggle to take care of the animals.

The center has since urged the public to help contribute to the well-being of the animals which, and have so far received UGX 65 million in donations.

The Government also set aside UGX 746 million to UWEC.

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The Financial year 2020/2021 budget of UWEC stands at UGX 13.11 billion.

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