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Museveni: tourism creates incomes, provide jobsPublish Date: May 11, 2014
Museveni: tourism creates incomes, provide jobs
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President Yoweri Museveni giving the winners of the Kagulu Rock Climbing Challenge prizes of mattresses while the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga looks on. The winners were;Joan Nangobi,Musubika Sharon and Jackie Awebwa. PHOTO/PPU
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BUYENDE - President Museveni has reiterated his call to the people of Buyende district in general and Kagulu sub-county in particular to make Kagulu hill an attractive tourist site for both adventure and leisure that will in turn provide them with the opportunities to become service providers who will create a lot of wealth.

“A service sector like tourism creates opportunities for service providers like those who sell food and drinks, transporters and later accommodation for tourists,” he noted.

PHOTOGRAPHY/Donald Kiirya

A beautiful view of mist hanging over Kagulu Hill in the background

President Museveni chats with Speaker Rebecca Kadaga

The President was the guest of honor at a tourism promotion drive led by Busoga Tourism Initiative at a ceremony marred by heavy rain at Kagulu hill in Buyende district.

Kagulu hill is one of the tourist attractions in Busoga sub-region that is to be transformed into one of the countrys’ modern sites.

MP Moses Balyeku sneaks in a word to the President

Residents patched on Kagulu Hill

The President directed the construction of steps at the hill to enable the elderly tourists who may wish to have some adventure and leisure to climb to the top with ease.

He also directed the fixing of conductors on the hill and other high grounds that are likely to attract lightning during the rainy season.

“I came when it was raining and you know high grounds are likely to attract lighting so the fixing of conductors must be done. We don’t want any risk for anybody,” he cautioned.

Museveni challenged all Ugandans to create wealth at household levels by getting deeply involved in the four major sectors that include profitable agro-modern commercial farming, small-scale industry like maize milling, milk cooling, juice processing and rice hullers among others.

Residents view the proceeding from atop the hill

There was a heavy downpour during the function

He pledged to tarmac the Kamuli Bukungu road and Musiita-Nankoma road, and also promised to upgrade other roads in their area into first-class murram ones.

While he promised to extend electricity to the area, Museveni raised concern over the very poor methods of fishing and asked the area leaders to find ways of stopping the practice.

Residents brave the downpour during the function

The colorful ceremony was attended by among others the Speaker of Parliament the Rebbeca Kadaga legislators and religious and traditional leaders.

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