Uganda

Host of the 20th AfWA International Congress & Exhibition

Uganda – the setting of Disney’s Queen of Katwe – boasts myriad sights that can take your breath away, with mountain gorillas, 10 national parks, the Mountains of the Moon and the world’s largest tropical lake. Winston Churchill called Uganda “the pearl of Africa” because of its beauty, colour and profusion of brilliant life. Situated at the heart of the African continent in the Nile Basin, with a long shoreline on Lake Victoria, Uganda offers visitors everything from vibrant modern city living to some of the loveliest landscape in all of Africa.

"Welcome to Uganda-the Pearl of Africa and Kampala City - the green city in the sun"

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Kampala, originally the capital of the Buganda Kingdom is the largest city and the country’s capital. Situated on an inlet on the north-western corner of Lake Victoria, Kampala was originally set on seven hills, like Rome, although it has grown to encompass over 20 hills.
Average Weather in February in Entebbe Uganda. Daily high temperatures are around 80°F, rarely falling below 76°F or exceeding 85°F. The highest daily average high temperature is 81°F on February 20.

Daily low temperatures are around 68°F, rarely falling below 65°F or exceeding 71°F. For reference, on February 18, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Entebbe typically range from 68°F to 81°F, while on August 22, the coldest day of the year, they range from 65°F to 77°F.

The Kampala Serena Hotel Conference Centre is centrally located and in close proximity to the official conference hotels. Within Kampala you can use cub services such as;

Uber(https://www.uber.com/en-UG/drive/resources/contact-us/),

Bolt(https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ee.mtakso.client&hl=en).

These companies have apps that can be downloaded off both google play and IOS.

If this or any other form of transport is booked, please note that you do so at your own risk.

Please not that airport transfers are for your own arrangement and will not be provided. Most hotels will offer an airport transfer option.

If taking a taxi, please be sure to use metered taxis only. ID numbers are usually clearly displayed.

Uganda is a multilingual country in East Africa. There are forty living native languages in Uganda, which can be grouped into three main language families: Bantu, Central Sudanic, and Nilotic. Two additional languages spoken in the country come from the Kuliak language family.

English was adopted during the country's colonial, and it remains an official language. Swahili, which has regional significance, is also an official and has also been adopted by the nation.

English is the official language
US dollars are the most useful hard currency, especially in small towns, though euros and pounds sterling are also widely accepted. If you're using dollars, try to avoid bills printed before 2006, as often they're not accepted (due to a higher risk of them being counterfeit notes).

Practical Tip: Cash at the Airport

There are no banks, ATMs or forex bureaus before immigration, but, if you're in a pinch, an officer will hold your passport while you go get money from the ATM just beyond airport customs.

Credit Cards

Credit cards are accepted at better hotels in larger cities, as well as smarter restaurants and safari lodges, but it's always a good idea to bring plenty of cash as a backup. There can often be a surcharge of 5% to 8% when making payments by cards, but these are slowly becoming rarer as companies become more accustomed to people paying this way. Visa is the most widely accepted card, but MasterCard is increasingly accepted.

Tipping

Tipping isn't expected in Uganda but, as wages are very low by Western standards, it will always be appreciated. The size of a given tip is up to the individual.

  • Restaurants USh1000 to USh1500 is enough in ordinary restaurants.
  • Rangers USh5000 to USh10,000 is reasonable for ranger-guides in national parks.

Host Utility - NWSC  - a jewel of the African water and sanitation sector

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The National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) Uganda is a Public Utility Company, completely owned by the Government of Uganda. Established in 1972, the corporation’s mandate is to operate and provide water and sewerage services in the areas entrusted to it, on a sound commercial and financially viable basis.  NWSC’s Vision is ‘To be the leading customer Service Oriented utility in the world”.


The NWSC is one of the jewels of the water and sanitation sector in Africa. The Corporation stands out as a model utility and one of the well performing water utilities in the African region.



 

Nature in Uganda

Ecotourism and nature conservation are very important to the people of Uganda. Recognising that activities like gorilla trekking are essential to the tourist infrastructure of the country, many steps have been taken to protect the gorilla population as well as the many other diverse plant and animal species found in the country.

Water Sector In Uganda

Uganda has witnessed remarkable improvements in water Sector as one of the priority sectors in Uganda, as it directly impacts on the quality of life of the people and overall productivity of the population.The water supply sources in Uganda include protected springs, shallow wells, deep boreholes, gravity flow schemes, surface water and ground water pumped schemes and rainwater.

Government is committed to the provision of safe water within easy reach and to improve sanitation as provided for in the National Development Plan.The government plans to undertake strategic interventions with the following objectives
  • Increasing access to safe water supply in urban and rural areas.
  • Increasing access to safe sanitation and improving efficiency and effectiveness in water service delivery.

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National Water & Sewerage Corporation.
Plot 3 Nakasero, P.O.Box 7053 Kampala

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