- ItemContribution of Hot Springs to Community Development in Rubanda District: A Case Study of Nyamasizi Hotsprings in Hamurwa Subcounty.(Kabale University, 2023) Tahinduka, MerisahThe study focused on the findings of the study which was to contributions of Nyamasizi hot springs to community development of Rubanda District. The objectives of the study included the following, to identify the local perceptions towards the potentiality of Nyamasizi hot springs in terms of tourism business, to assess the contributions of the hot springs towards community development and to identify challenges facing the local communities around the Nyamasizi hot springs. There was a critical review of the issues that were explored and studied both theoretically and empirically in the existing literature on Nyamasizi hot springs as an independent variable, community development as the dependent variable, and the methods of data collection that were put into action. The research used 50 respondents as the sample size, and both qualitative and quantitative methods and data analysis were employed. The researcher used simple random sampling techniques in collecting and analyzing data and was used to provide equal chances to the sample size. Purposive sampling was also used to collect data from respondents who participated in the study. Findings of the study were obtained from the field, interpreting the results analyzed based on the specific objectives of the study chapter five portrayed the summary of findings, the recommendations of the study were, that there should be a need to analyze the contributions (both positive and negative) ofNyamasizi hot spring towards economic development of Rubanda district and there should be involvement of local people in decision making and be consulted on policies regarding potential hot spring resources and their ability to influence these decisions.
- ItemThe Contributions of Mgahinga Gorilla National Park Towards Economic Development of Kisoro District: A Case Study of Gisozi Parish.(Kabale University, 2023) Munyambabazi, DannyThe main of this study was to investigate the contribution of Mgahinga Gorilla National Park towards the economic development of Kisoro District. This study attempted to assess the services offered by Mgahinga Gorilla National Park to the economic development of Kisoro District both quantitative and qualitative techniques were used. The contribution of Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, the problems facing it, and their mitigating measures have been examined and finally, recommendations were given. Wildlife conservation and economic development have remained a statement for tourism and biodiversity conservation to ensure natural capacity equality in Uganda. There was a need to carry out a study to establish why a phenomenon is in place and what should be done to mitigate the problem. It was found out that UW A disburses 20% of park entrance fees called "Revenue Sharing" to improve the socio-economic livelihoods of the people surrounding the area. Other stakeholders include CARE, MBIFCT, USAID, and World Bank Global Environment (WBGE), and others to mention but a few. All these work in collaboration to promote wildlife conservation as well as tourism. The research findings also indicated that people's standards of living improved because of MGNP through providing employment opportunities. It also revealed that local people especially women have had their income improved as a result of the contribution of MGNP since they have a ready market for their crafts like baskets, bags, and hats made from local materials. The researcher's findings revealed that tourists have come with some negative contributions to the local people like cultural degeneration. This is due to some unacceptable habits like Kissing, Hugging, and Indecent dressing among others which have had a big impact on local people, especially tour guides who interact directly with tourists from different areas with different cultures. From the Research findings Recommendations were prescribed for instance if the government of Uganda and Kisoro District local government could make a strong policy governing the contribution of MGNP, and increase the setting up of many campsites, it could help them get more funds from the industry in the form of taxes. The District procedure and marketing Department should sensitize the farmers around MNP on market gardening and other valuable crops to be grown. This is because farmers in surrounding areas still engage themselves in growing traditional crops such as sorghum, wheat, maize, and many others which do not create a market in tourist campsites.
- ItemEffect of Covid-19 on the Performance of Selected Hotels in Mbarara City.(Kabale University, 2023) Mukama, GadThis study was about the effect of COVID-19 on the performance of selected hotels in Mbarara city. The general objective of the study was to find out the effects of COVID-19 on the performance of selected hotels in Mbarara City. Three specific objectives guided the study including; examining the effect of COVID-19 on hotel employees, evaluating the performance of Hotels in Mbarara City, and finding out the relationship between COVID-19 and the performance of Hotels in Mbarara City. The study employed used a descriptive cross-sectional survey design where data was collected across the population at one point in time and a mixed approach was employed. Using a questionnaire research instrument, data was collected from 87 respondents that included the hotel managers and selected workers of Triangle Hotel, Luongo Hotel, Jameson, Agip, and San Diego. The first study examining the effect of COVID-19 on hotel employees revealed that client reeducation was the major effect of COVID-19 that affected visitors to the hotels as revealed by 65% of the respondents. The second study objective about evaluating the performance of Hotels in Mbarara city revealed that before covid-19 pandemic there were stable employees as reflected by 33% responses, during covid-19 pandemic there was client reduction as mentioned by 65% of respondents. The third study objective about the relationship between COVID-19 and the performance of Hotels in Mbarara City revealed that there was an effect mentioning the reduction of salaries as the major relationship between the variables. The study therefore recommended that Hotels in Mbarara city be ready for a post-corona environment. There are different scenarios on when the industry will recover, what new challenges and standards will be imposed, who are more likely to travel which products and services will disappear and transform. Hence the stakeholders especially hotel owners should be able to create different action plans for each scenario to be put into action after recovery.
- ItemExamining Factors Responsible For the Continued Illegal Use of Wildlife Resources at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.(Kabale University, 2023) Muhumuza, AmbroseThe illegal use of wildlife is a threat to biodiversity globally, causing negative biological. ecological, economic, and social impacts and acting as a primary threat to maintaining national parks. At Bwindi impenetrable forest national park south western Uganda, When the national park was set up by an act of parliament in of Uganda 1991, it caused high levels of conflict and resistance from local people who became excluded from the area and its resources. As a result, in the years that followed, some 'integrated conservation and development' (ICD) interventions were carried out to reduce conflict by improving the livelihoods of communities living around Bwindi National Park. The study examined the factors responsible for the continued illegal use of wildlife resources at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.
- ItemAssessing the Role of Local Government Towards the Development of Tourism in Rwanda: A Case Study of Musanze District.(Kabale University, 2023) Tuyishime, Jean ClaudeThe exploitation of natural resources has been attributed to the fact that the human population keeps enlarging, thus there is a lot of pressure on the utilization of natural resources. Other challenges like poaching. deforestation, grazing, and bush burning lead to the destruction of tourism destinations and the environment at large thus impacting the eco-systems within the environment and causing environmental erosion. The study examined the contribution of Local development of tourism destinations in Rwanda in Musanze District.