Carrying large sums of bullion cash between protected areas in Uganda presented enormous challenges including insecurity and fraud. In the past, Uganda Wildlife Authority lost two accountants to armed robbery and was hit by fraud owing to temptations of having large sums of cash in the bush.
Counting and validating large sums of cash was also time wasting; on many occasions the organization lost revenue from counterfeit notes. Walk-in clients would also be discouraged from making bookings by withdrawal limitations at ATMs. This was also eroding UWA’s core function to sustainably manage all wildlife and protected areas in the country.