World Tourism Day to Be Marked in Fort Portal

The Ministry of Tourism is set to commemorate the World Tourism Day come 27th September 2020, under the theme “Tourism and Rural Community development”.

This year’s celebrations will take place in Fort Portal city in Kabarole District which was recently named the Tourism city of Uganda.

Hon Godfrey Kiwanda Suubi the Minister of Tourism Wildlife and Antiquities says this region exhibits some of the best landscapes and a wonderful people that explain brand Uganda, but also has some of the best examples explaining how communities have been transformed using Tourism.

“Fort Portal has recently been declared a tourism City and we want to join the celebration but also engage leadership at an early stage to guide that development to greater heights,” Minister Kiwanda said.

“Allow me to also recognize and celebrate the silver jubilee anniversary of the reign of King Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi the fourth. The king has led his people with steadfast vision and mobilized them into a developmental force that evokes pride in the region” he said.

This year’s World Tourism day celebrations come at a time when the world is in the most uncertain of times due to the Covid19 pandemic.

A few weeks back the Ministry of Tourism launched guidelines for the tourism enterprises and they are currently on a nationwide campaign to sensitize and ensure compliance.

During the tourism week, similar trainings will be conducted in Fort Portal City.

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