Rwenzori Park Gets Huge Grant
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The Monitor (Kampala)
February 23, 2002
Posted to the web February 25, 2002
The World Heritage Center has given a grant of US $64000 to Rwenzori National Park to purchase equipment and other materials to improve on its status.
The grant was announced, Feb. 22 by the Secretary General of the National Commission for UNESCO, Nakkazi Annastanzia at the closure of a one week workshop on "Capacity Building and Institutional Development in natural and cultural Heritage Conservation" at the International Conference Centre.
She said that Rwenzori National park was listed among the no go areas for tourists but since it was declared safe in 1994, tourists have increased and taken more interest in touring it.
Nakkazi said that UNESCO is waiting for the 2003 report from the World Heritage Center, which will also put Bwindi Impenetrable Forest off the list of sites in danger Internationally.
She said that this would boost the tourism industry hence receiving more foreign exchange in the country.
In a speech read for him by the Director of the Education Study Agency, Dr. Rose Lukwago at the closure of the workshop, the Minister of Education Kidhu Makubuya said that a curriculum on natural and cultural heritage will soon be introduced in schools.
He said that children of this generation have tended to adopt the western culture instead of their African ways because culture is not taught in schools.