A new tourism strategy to market Uganda

By Vision Reporter

Added 22nd August 2016 11:17 AM

It starts with you knowing what you have in your own country.

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Here, state tourism minister Godfrey Kiwanda feeds a giraffe at the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC) in Entebbe earlier this month. (Credit: Miriam Namutebi)

It starts with you knowing what you have in your own country.

KAMPALA - Starting this September, the tourism ministry will select a few Ugandans to tour different tourist attractions in the country to learn more about Ugandan sites to be in position to market tourism abroad.

State minister for tourism Godfrey Kiwanda said this while launching the Rolex Festival at Uganda Museum.

He said many Ugandans do not know the tourist attractions in their own country, which makes it difficult to promote tourism.

Kiwanda said a select group of citizens will be given an opportunity to move around with the minister for tourism and later they will be ambassadors of tourism.


Officials, together with USAID acting country director Jo-Lesser Oltheten, check out a cheetah at UWEC, Entebbe last month. (Credit: Racheal Nassuuna)



Minister Kiwanda, visits Charles Hamkungu, an elephant at UWEC. Looking on are James Musinguzi (left) and Bonifance Byamukama, the president Uganda Tourist Association (right). (Credit: Miriam Namutebi)



And here, Kiwanda releases Egrets into the wild at UWEC. (Credit: Miriam Namutebi)



Meanwhile, the new tourism potential for Uganda is . . .[drumrolls] . . . rolex (eggs rolled in chapatti)! (Credit: Richard Sanya)

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