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Catholic Church joins tourism promotion

By Norman Katende

Added 2nd June 2016 04:14 PM

The Kampala Archdiocese Chancellor Fr. Joseph Mary Ssebunya noted that the stand was taken by the episcopal conference, to ensure that most of the religious tourist attractions and Ugandan cultures are marketed through the documentaries

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Kampala Chancellor Fr.Joseph Mary Ssebunya and VCL director Sam Bagenda

The Kampala Archdiocese Chancellor Fr. Joseph Mary Ssebunya noted that the stand was taken by the episcopal conference, to ensure that most of the religious tourist attractions and Ugandan cultures are marketed through the documentaries

Inspired by the Pope's visit, the Catholic Church has joined the campaign to promote Uganda's tourism by selling cultural  and religious tourist sites, as a way of attracting more people to the country.

The Kampala Archdiocese Chancellor Fr. Joseph Mary Ssebunya noted that the move was taken by the episcopal conference, to ensure that most of the religious tourist attractions and Ugandan cultures are marketed through the documentaries about the Pope's visit, which is set to be released on Friday at the Namugongo Martyrs Shrine.

"We agreed that we needed to showcase what Uganda has to offer as a means of attracting more people not only to Namugongo but also to other tourist sites across the country. This is one way where the Catholic Church can be able to sell Uganda abroad because of the many numbers of visitors that come to the  country to celebrate the Martyr's Day.

 

"Going back with such attractions will enable them invite more people to Uganda," said Ssebunya as he received video tapes from VCL director Sam Bagenda that documented the pope's visit.

 The Catholic Church got the master tapes and they are already in discussion with   a different body to see to it that they produce more copies that will be available on Friday.

"We might not have enough for each member but at least we will have some to sell to the public," Ssebunya assured the public, when asked how they will ensure that the public will be able to get the documentaries.

"It is not only about the Catholic Church but it is about the story of Uganda. It is one way we will fundraise for the completion of the catholic projects," he added.

 

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