overview

The Republic of Uganda

country information

Flag

Uganda flag

capital

Kampala

DRIVING SIDE: Left

INTERNET CODE: .ug

TIME ZONE: UTC +3

Country Tel Code: +256

Neighbours

DRC

Kenya

Rwanda

South Sudan

Tanzania

Southern parts include substantial part of Lake Victoria; Uganda falls in Africa Great Lakes region & also lies within the Nile basin.

Uganda map
Population

population

42,729,036 (est. 2018)

Religion

religion

Christianity 84%

Islam 13%

Judaism, Hinduism, Bhuddism <1%

Other 1%

President

president & parliament

Head of State: Yoweri Museveni (33 years)

The president leads the executive branch of the government & is commander-in-chief of Uganda People’s Defence Force

Groups

minority & majority groups

Large variety of ethnic groups; a division is usually made between “Nilotic North” & “Bantu South.” Bantu speakers form largest portion & of these, Ganda remain largest single ethnic group

Language

 

LANGUAGE

        English / Swahili

        Hello: Habari (inf.)

       Shikamoo (form.)

     Yes: Ndio

     No: Hapana

                        Thank you: Asante                     

Currency

C U R R E N C Y &
E X C H A N G E  R AT E

Uganda Shilling UGX (USh)

1 USD = 3 664.49 UGX

1 ZAR = 253.09 UGX

 

Subject to change

Vaccinations

 

VACCINATIONS

Yellow Fever vaccination is required

Temperature

 

TEMPERATURE

Winter: min. 16 °C – max. 28 °C

Summer: min. 15 °C – max. 26°C


See: https://seasonsyear.com/Uganda

Electricity

 

ELECTRICITY

Voltage Requirements:     240 V

Standard Frequency:

50 Hz


Power plugs & sockets are of type G

Load shedding is on the rise in Uganda

See:  https://www.voanews.com/africa/power-cuts-hurt-uganda-businesses

DIPLOMATIC TIES / AIRPORTS / CARRIERS / NGO’S

Aeroplane2

EMBASSY / CONSULAR PRESENCE

South Africa High Commission

Plot 15A, Nakasero Rd, Kampala, Uganda

Office hours: Monday-Friday: 08:30-12:00

Head of Mission: Ms Khomotso Hlanyane

Refer to:

http://www.dirco.gov.za/uganda/consularservices.html

‎+256 (0) 417 702 100

[email protected]

MAIN AIRPORT(S)

Entebbe International Airport (EBB)

Passport

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

The citizens of South Africa are eligible for a Uganda e-visa, which means that if you are South Africa national, you can apply online and save yourself the trouble of going to a Ugandan diplomatic mission to get your visa.

See: https://www.ivisa.com/uganda-blog/uganda-visa-requirements-for-south-african-citizens

 

DOMESTIC FLIGHTS & CARRIERS

Three domestic airports:

Arua Airport (RUA) (Unpaved) 

Gulu Airport (ULU) (Asphalt)

Moyo Airport (OYG) (Unpaved)

Domestic Flights available and carriers:

1 Carrier (Eagle Air)

 Aerolink for chartered flights into national parks

 5 paved runways and 47 unpaved runways

NGO

NGO’S OPERATING IN COUNTRY & CONTACT DETAILS

Full list of validate NGO’s operating in Uganda updated September 2019:

https://www.newvision.co.ug/digital_assets/f93479b3-ef60-4694-a3be-6ff30ab85f07/Validated-National-NGO-Register-(VNNR)-as-of-07-09-2019.pdf

November 2019 – Uganda’s interior minister Mario Obiga Kania ordered some 12,000 non-governmental organizations to shut down their operations immediately, after they missed a re-registration deadline. The Ugandan Daily Monitor newspaper reports, that only 2,000 (mostly foreign) NGOs, managed to renew their licenses before the year-long exercise wound up in September.

Radio France Internationale. 2019. Uganda outlaws thousands of NGOs running ‘unscrupulous operations’ [Online]. Available at: http://www.rfi.fr/en/international/20191115-uganda-outlaws-thousands-ngos-operating-country  [2020/01/14].

 

 

 

 

Last Updated 18 May 2020