Wildlife Day to be Marked in Kisoro

Uganda is set to commemorate the World Wildlife day on 3rd March, with the celebrations this year going to the Kigezi region.

The Minister of state for Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities Hon Godfrey Kiwanda Ssubi told press yesterday that the event will be marked at Ssaza grounds in Kisoro District.

The theme of the 2020 celebrations, the minister said, is “Sustaining Wildlife for the benefit of the present and future generations”.

Some of the activities lined up for the big day are the annual wildlife marathon that will take place on 23rd February 2020.

“The marathon will have 5km, 10km, 21km and 42km categories all ending at the Museum. The Chief Guest at the marathon is expected to be Rt. Hon. Jacob Oulanyah, the Deputy Speaker of the Parliament of the Republic of Uganda,” he said.

There will also be a conservation conference to be graced by the Rt. Hon Prime Minister of Uganda on 27th February 2020 in Kampala.

“This National Conservation Conference will bring together conservation practitioners, private sector, policy makers and all stakeholders”.

Other activities that will be held are quiz, debates, music, dance and drama and many more.

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