THE Government has released sh400m for the renovation of tourist sites ahead of the Commonwealth meeting (CHOGM) next month.
The Permanent Secretary in the tourism ministry, Dr. Sam Nahamya, said the Namugongo Martyrs Shrine, the Kasubi Tombs, the National Theatre and the Uganda Museum, the Source of The Nile in Jinja and the Wildlife Education Centre in Entebbe had been identified for CHOGM tours, and were being renovated.
Briefing journalists at the foreign affairs ministry yesterday, Nahamya said a cultural village was being constructed near the National Theatre to enable cultural groups exhibit their crafts.
Prince Charles, he said, was expected to visit the north to assess projects funded by the British government, the Queen Elizabeth National Park and the Source of The Nile.
He said bird watching and mountaineering would also be arranged for the delegates. He added that accommodation for the delegates was sufficient.
The CHOGM spokesman, Kagole Kivumbi, said 1,035 foreign journalists had been accredited as of October 15, and another 1,000 were pending approval.
CHOGM proceedings, he added, would be broadcast live.
CHOGM: Sh400m for tourist sites facelift