Ugandan wildlife sanctuary, the Uganda Wildlife Education Conservation Centre (UWEC) commonly known as Entebbe Zoo, is scheduled to re-open in July, authorities have said.
According to the Ugandan New Vision Online, the sanctuary which specializes in conservation education, wildlife rescues and rehabilitation, and captive breeding of endangered wildlife species, has been closed for over two months due to Covid-19 and has made great losses as it could no longer get money from gate-collection.
In an interview with the publication, UWEC executive director, Dr. James Musinguzi revealed that standard operating procedures were being put in place as the Zoo readied for re-opening.
“We are delivering on our work-plan target and surely coming back with a bang,” said Dr. Musinguzi.
With effect from July 2020, all monies collected at the gate will be remitted to the consolidated fund and in return, the Ugandan government will give the center all the money for feeding animals as well as paying staff salaries and utilities.