The Embassy of Ireland in Uganda, in partnership with Uganda Tourism Board and the Uganda National Roads Authority, on Tuesday March 12th 2019 illuminated the ‘Source of the Nile’ Bridge green in celebration of Ireland’s national day this will go on up to 17th March.
This marks the fifth year that Uganda has participated in the Global Greening initiative, an event that sees over 300 famous landmarks and iconic sites across the world go green for 17th March.
In the past, these have included the Great Wall of China, the Pyramids in Egypt, Table Mountain in South Africa and the Equator Monument in Uganda, among others.
The ‘Source of the Nile’ Bridge monument was chosen as a unique symbol of a bridge between two peoples and two nations, bringing Ireland and Uganda closer together.
The Irish Embassy says Images of the bridge will feature on its website and social media sites, the Tourism Ireland website and several news media channels around the world.
Ambassador of Ireland William Carlos says they are excited to be partnering with UTB once again on the Global Greening and to have identified such an iconic landmark as the Source of the Nile Bridge.
“The Bridge is a symbol of two nations and two peoples forging a connection and a friendship. The River Nile is a great source of tourism in Uganda, and we are delighted to shine a green light on it.” He said.
Lilly Ajarova, UTB Chief Executive Officer welcomed the partnership with the Embassy of Ireland, noting that Uganda’s participation in this Irish greening initiative is part of the long working relationship with the Embassy of Ireland.
“The greening initiative has supported us to showcase our unique tourism attractions to the whole world. We are delighted that the new Source of the Nile Bridge will be the greened attraction this year. We wish the Irish a great St. Patrick’s Day.” Ajarova said.