Browsing: Tourism in Uganda
  • MPs in Uganda have been urged to spare the tourism ministry, departments and agencies (MDAs) from budget cuts in order to revive the COVID-19 hit sector
  • The State Minister for Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities minister said the dock is under funded 
  • The tourism sector has over the last two financial years lost over US$ 567,063 on account of budget cuts on consumptive items

Uganda parliament tourism budget

The Uganda parliament has been asked to exempt the tourism ministry, departments, and agencies (MDAs) from budget cuts in order to revamp the COVID-19 hit sector.

Bahinduka Martin Mugarra, the State Minister for Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities said he was shocked by the persistent underfunding and budget cuts on consumptive items on tourism.

“The appropriation to the tourism sector has historically been below the threshold required for the industry to perform its role meaningfully. A sector that generates about 10 per cent …

Uganda Tourism board partners with Agribusiness Enterprises

The Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) through its Tourism product development and diversification programme, partnered with Uganda’s Agribusiness enterprises to support the development and promotion of Agro- Tourism in the country.

So as to boost the tourism sector and cushion it through multi-sectoral collaborations, the board will focus on the development of Agro-Tourism products and services, support, create awareness and facilitate Agribusiness and Tourism stakeholders.

The board opted to tap into opportunities availed by other sectors such as Agriculture, Health, Manufacturing having analyzed the impact of the pandemic on the country’s tourism sector so as to boost tourism as it co-exists with almost every sector of the economy.

Uganda Tourism Board Chief Executive Officer Lilly Ajarova praised the merge saying that it will be a great breakthrough towards exploring possible opportunities for developing Agro-tourism in Uganda and also to raise extra income for people involved in tourism.

‘’Tourism and Agriculture both …

2020 Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo

Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo 2020 was hosted in Kampala Uganda where Tourism players from across Africa gathered to discuss the industry’s future prospects.

This was the 5th Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo (POATE), it was under the theme ‘promote intra-Africa tourism’ organized by the Uganda Tourism Board (UTB).

The event attracted around 57 international hosted buyers, 140 domestic and regional tourism operators as well as international and domestic media.

The Expo was officially opened by Moses Ali, the first deputy prime minister and deputy leader of Government Business in Parliament, on behalf of President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.

Uganda’s President said POATE would go a long way in expanding business opportunities in the tourism sector in Uganda and the entire East African region.

Museveni added that Uganda has significantly invested in creating “peace and stability, good road networks, enough electricity supply, better telecommunications networks and internet.” he added that these …