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Greetings from Uganda
Thanks to AFM MAs for nomination and
subsequent approval
3rd time to host AFM regional
1st in 1998, 2nd in 2004
Both held successfully
This time to be held from 7th – 9th Nov., 2012
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Land locked covering about 242,000 sq km
Known as the Pearl of Africa due to fantastic
natural scenery
Ugandans known for friendliness and
hospitality
Custodian to Source of River Nile, beautiful
salt lakes, over 1000 bird species and a
variety of wildlife.
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Theme “TOGETHER SAFE SKIES”
Facilitates direct communication among MAs
Ensures exchange of ideas and experience
Discusses the latest developments in ATC
Pave way for ATC involvement in future ATM
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Registration (US$50 - might be revised downwards)
Welcome Dinner
Honour HE The President of the Republic of
Uganda
Honour the former IFATCA AFM regional
President, Albert Taylor
Normal meeting business
Exhibitions at meeting business breaks
Closing dinner
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Visa
– The Uganda Visa Policy uses the principle of
reciprocity
– Upon arrival visas for most countries
– Single entry
US$ 50
– Multiple entry (6 -12 months)
US$ 150
– Multiple entry (24 months)
US$ 200
– Inland transit
US$ 50
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International/inland travel
– Air
– Water
– Land (mainly road)
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Angola, Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Botswana,
Burundi, Comoros, Cyprus, Eritrea, Fiji, Gambia,
Grenada, Italy (Diplomatic Passport holders only),
Jamaica, Ireland, Kenya, Lesotho, Libya, Malawi, Malta,
Mauritius, Madagascar, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra
Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, St. Vincent and
Grenadines, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Vanuatu,
Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Nationals of these countries are issued gratis (free of
charge) visas upon their arrival.
Note: The list above is subject to change without notice. You are strongly advised to
check on www.ugatca.org for updates
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Languages
◦ Official is English
◦ Others: Swahili, Ganda, Luo, Runyakitara, Lusoga,
Samia etc
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Time Zone
◦ GMT + 3:00 Hours
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Normal office schedule
◦ Week days (Monday – Friday) 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
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Banking, currencies and Forex
◦ Operate office schedule time
◦ Most banks open also Saturday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
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Official currency is Uganda Shillings,
◦ Exchange rate US$1 = Ugx 2,300 as of Mar, 2012
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Most regional currencies accepted at banks
Travelers’ Cheques and ATM cards used in
major towns
Some other places accept credit cards
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Foods and beverages
◦ Traditional and foreign foods available
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Electricity and power
◦ 220 to 240 V
◦ 50 Hz frequency
◦ Standard British 3 pin sockets
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Weather
– Warm most of the year
– 2 rainy seasons; March – May and Sept – Nov
– Average temperature between 21 – 28 degrees
Celsius
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Communication
– Internet
– Telephone (Both Landline and Mobile)
– International calling code is +256
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Uganda generaly safe and secure
Hospitals, clinics, drug stores and ambulance
services dotted allover major towns
Freedom of worship exercised
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International carriers to Entebbe include:
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British Airways
SN Brussels
Kenya Airways
Emirates
Ethiopian
Air Uganda
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Qatar Airways
Egypt Air
South African
KLM
Turkish Airway
Rwanda Air
- Precision
- FLY540
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Conference to be held at Speke Resort
Munyonyo
Accommodation
◦ List of hotels will be available on www.ugatca.org
by end of April
◦ The cost per day will range between US$20 and
US$150.
◦ For special arrangements contact organising
committee
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For further information refer to
www.ugatca.org or for inquiries mail to
[email protected]
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