Working Language

The working languages throughout the Conference shall be English and French. Translation facilities and services for the two languages will be provided.

 

Physical Registration

Registration desks shall be stationed at the entrance of Imperial Resort Hotel, Entebbe Uganda. Dates for accreditation, registration, collection of conference materials will be disclosed in due course.  It is expected that this process will commence a day before the conference.

 

Weather

Uganda boasts of ‘an ALL SUMMER’ weather due to its tropical climate. Temperatures range from 25 – 30 Degrees Celicius around November. Light weight clothes with a warm cover up for the evenings are advised.

 

Currency

The Unit of the Uganda currency is the Uganda shillings (U.shs). The exchange rate is subject to market fluctuations. As of July 29, 2019, lowest to highest rates were, US$ 1 is approximately U.shs (3,705/= to 3,750) selling and U.shs. (3,737/= to 3,782/=) buying.

The commonest foreign currencies are US Dollar, British Pound Sterling and the Euro. You can exchange in Uganda Shillings at Banks, Hotels or Licensed Forex Bureaus. Delegates are advised to exchange money from Forex Bureaus since they offer competitive rates.

Banking
Most hotels will accept payments made with foreign credit and debit cards. ATMs are available throughout the city. Note however, that cash payments cannot be made in foreign currencies in Uganda, hence it is advisable to change currencies at forex bureaux upon arrival.

Business and Trading Hours
In general, business hours are Monday to Friday from 8.30 am to 5.00 pm. Government offices are open weekdays from 7.30 am to 5.00 p.m. Banking hours are Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:00pm. Some banks open on Saturdays from  9:00am-1:00pm.

Electricity
The Standard voltage in Uganda is 220 volts. The outlet is the same type used in Continental Europe and many other African Countries. If your appliances plug has a different shape, you may need a plug adapter. Also, if you travel with a device that does not accept 220-240 Volts at 50 Hertz(per second), you will need a voltage converter.

Mobile Phone Services
The major telecom companies serving Entebbe are Airtel Uganda, MTN Uganda, and  Africell Uganda. Should you wish to purchase a “local” SIM card to avoid paying high roaming costs, you will need to provide your passport with a valid visit visa. Pay as you go SIM cards are available at the airport and other outlets.

International telephone code

+256


Food Services
Lunches and Dinners
Lunches on Conference day’s i.e. 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st and 22nd will be free (courtesy of the conference organizers) and shall be served by the Imperial Resort Hotel, Entebbe. Delegates and participants will be guided by designated staff to the lunch and dinner area in-between and at the end of sessions. Provisions have been made available to accommodate a variety of dietary requirements (e.g. Halal, vegetarian).

The host country has organized one official dinner for all delegates and invited guests as detailed below;

Date

Time (approx.)

Information

20th November 2019 7:00 pm – 21:00 pm

Official Reception

Venue: To be communicated

Nearly every tribe or region in Uganda has a distinguished food delicacy. Delegates are welcome to try local dishes. The most popular local dishes in the area are the matooke (bananas of the plantain type) which is best served with peanut sauce, fresh fish, fresh meat and chicken, and the ‘Luwombo’ a flavour preserving sauce of  fresh pieces of beef, fish, chicken or even ground nuts cooked together in fresh banana leaves.

Value Added Tax (VAT)
VAT is set at a flat rate of 18% rate on luxury goods which may or may not be included in the retail price displayed on goods and services. Unless specified, kindly confirm with the retail staff in shops.

Safety and Security
Entebbe is generally safe, but as with any other city, caution should always be exercised. The emergency numbers in Entebbe are as follows:

Police: 112/999                              Medical: 112/999                       Fire: 112/999

Indemnity
While every care will be taken in all arrangements, please note that UAPS and the organizers of this conference will not be held liable for any accidents, loss of/or damage to property or person during the meeting period. Delegates must therefore ensure that suitable personal insurance arrangements are included in their travel arrangements.

Contact Persons in Uganda
Chairperson, National Organizing Committee
Dr. Jotham Musinguzi
Tel:   +256 414 705400/09
E-mail: jotham.musinguzi@npcsec.go.ug; jotham.musinguzi@gmail.com;

Overall Coordination
Dr. Betty Kyaddondo
Tel:   +256 414 705400/01
Mob: +256 772507533
E-mail: betty.kyaddondo@npcsec.go.ug; bettykyad@gmail.com;

The host country has organized one official dinner for all delegates and invited guests ; for all other inquiries contact the conference organisers at the UAPS secretariat at uaps@uaps-uepa.org