Do not establish Golf Course in National Park-Tourism committee report

A report by parliament’s Committee on Tourism, Trade and Industry opposes the proposed establishment of a golf course in Murchison falls National Park.

The recommendation comes after Madhivani group which runs the park planned to construct two golf courses at Paraa Safari Lodge and Chobe Safari Lodge.

The parliamentary report says there is no justification for the project noting that constructing golf courses is bound to alter the national park’s eco-system.

The report also accused park authorities for overpricing gorilla permits and charging high prices at Paraa and Chobe Safari lodges which in the long run affects domestic tourism.

Committee chairperson Flavia Kabahenda presented the report findings in parliament.