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Oulanyah launches northern Uganda tourist attractions

By Jackson Kitara

Added 1st August 2017 11:43 AM

The launch will boost tourism and increase the region's revenue base

Oulanyah launches northern Uganda tourist attractions

The launch will boost tourism and increase the region's revenue base

Guru Guru Hills and Amuru hot springs have been launched as tourist attraction sites in northern Uganda by Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah.

Guru Guru Hills is where the Lamogi rebelled against the British in 1911.

Oulanyah was accompanied by the State Minister for Tourism, Godfrey Kiwanda Ssubi, executive director of Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) Dr. Andrew Sseguya, Canadian based New Vision columnist Opiyo Oloya and Miss Tourism northern region among others on Saturday under the Tulambule campaign.

The group also visited Fort Patiko in Gulu built by Sir Samuel Baker to stop slavery, Aruu Falls in Pader and Wiipolo in Paimol Sub County, Agago district where Uganda Martyrs Daudi Okello and Jildo Irwa were killed for their religion

Other sites are Wii Gweng in Mucwini, Kitgum district where Archbishop Janani Luwum, killed by President Idi Amin, was buried.

Oulanyah urged government to construct the road leading to Guru Guru so that the place is accessible.

"People of Amuru be hospitable and welcome tourists who will come here to visit Guru Guru Hills and tell them the story of rebellion" Oulanyah appealed.

He also urged Lamogi clan leaders to write a book about the rebellion to preserve its history.

Kiwanda said the Tulambule campaign was launched in a bid to promote domestic tourist centres in northern Uganda.

He said tourist sites will create jobs to the people in northern Uganda and also help the region recover fully.

Kilak South MP Gilbert Olanya said the launching will boost tourism and increase Amuru district's revenue base.

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