Uganda Preps For Tourism Day

ambulance geneva; font-size: small;”>As the world prepares to celebrate Tourism Day on September 27, treat Uganda is set to begin hers this Saturday in the Rwenzori region.

“This year’s celebrations are going to be held in Rwenzori region centering in Fort Portal starting on September 7 as Toro Kingdom marks its ‘Empango’ celebrations,” she said.

“On September 19, King Oyo will flag off the mountain challenge and on 27th we shall all track Chimpanzees at Kibaale National Park with me as the chief guide,” added Mutagamba.

Mutagamba said the benefit of these celebrations will attract people from all over the world thus create revenue for this country giving an example of a man who earned Shs 1.5million from selling jack fruit, an amount he had never earned in this kind of business at the recent Bulange tourism Expo.

“These celebrations will enable Ugandans learn more about global tourism from sharing knowledge with the various tourists from different parts of the world,” said Mutagamba in her remarks to the press on Thursday at Uganda Media Centre in Kampala.


She noted that by people seeing the minister act as a tour guide, it will create love among the people of Rwenzori region who have been working as tour guides and will also increase on the number of tour guides in the country.

Meanwhile, this year’s Tourism Day is going to be celebrated under the theme “Tourism and Water” which according to the minister promotes tourism activities since most of them are supported by water.

There will also be a Tourism Expo on September 27 at Sheraton Hotel in Kampala showcasing all activities in the tourism sector.

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