Speaking at the inauguration of the 4th Board of the Uganda Tourism Board, the Chairman Daudi Migereko accused the management of UTB of being 'too slow' at implementing some projects. He said, Uganda had lost a lot during the COVID-19 pandemics and that it would be difficult to catch up with global trends unless they changed the way they do work.
While announcing the re-opening of Entebbe International airport, President Yoweri Museveni announced said that all returning passengers must have tested negative for COVID-19 at least 72 hours before travelling to Uganda.
Kyomugisha says the project has changed the lives of Rubirizi residents as they are now able to pay fees for their children in private schools and universities. She says that they have also constructed social amenities such as health facilities, energy stoves and a hotel, which has brought windfall profits that they only dreamt of in the past.
Hundreds of tour operators suspended operations and more than six per cent of Uganda’s labour force lost their employment when the pandemic brought activities to a halt. The operators have also to recover from revenues lost when prospective visitors made cancellations, with some tourists likely to demand compensation.
The Hippos numbering three are believed to have wandered from Murchison Falls National Park from neighbouring Nwoya District. They have already grazed on 12 acres of rice and millet fields belonging to over 10 households.
Although Uganda Tourism Board had engaged the same musician to join the Tulambule campaign two years ago, he was unable to perform the duties because of his running contract with Kenya. Today, State Minister for Tourism Godfrey Kiwanda said that Kenzo was now ready to use his global profile to promote Uganda as a preferred tourism destination through his music.