A year after government increased the single entry visa fee to $100 from $50, it reversed the decision. The new rate, $50, became effective on 22 July. Tourism operators and other stakeholders welcomed the announcement enthusiastically, saying it made Uganda more competitive in the region. But will the reduction in the fee increase the number of tourist arrivals?
Nile Breweries Limited is a beverage company, and one of the largest beer manufacturers in Uganda. It invested $29 million at its Jinja plant to increase capacity in 2009, and opened a second brewery in Mbarara four years later that was expected to double capacity; the plant was constructed at a cost of $91 million.