By Francis Kagolo
The visiting African bishops travelled to eastern Uganda, where they viewed Bujagali Falls and the Source of River Nile, the two key tourist attractions in the country. The bishops said they were mesmerised by the beauty of nature in Uganda. They, however, noted that the Government should invest more in the sites.
The prelates were in Uganda for the second all-Africa Bishopsâ€™ Conference at Imperial Resort Beach Hotel Entebbe, which ended on Sunday.
They arrived at the Source of the Nile at 11:00am and spent hours admiring the river. About 200 of them paid sh10,000 each for boat rides.
Flowing from Uganda through Sudan and Egypt to the Mediterranean Sea, River Nile is said to be the longest river in the world.
A guide told the bishops that the river gets 70% of its waters from Lake Victoria, which is the second largest fresh water lake in the world.
The remaining water comes from underground. â€œFrom Uganda, the water takes three months to reach the Mediterranean Sea, where it flows at a speed of three kilometres per hour,â€ the guide explained.
â€œWe have Godâ€™s gift of creation in full view. Itâ€™s very beautiful,â€ the Rev. Joana Udal of the Church of Canterbury UK, remarked while at Bujagali. The bishops were also treated to acrobatics by members of the Uganda Acrobatic Association.
After the tour, the archbishop of Nigeria, Nicholas Okoh, said: â€œThis is the best tourist attraction in the world. I think Uganda is blessed.â€
He urged the Government to invest more funds at Bujagali to attract more tourists.