According to the Minister of State for Trade Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities, Martin Bahinduka Mugarra, tourism sector is a key source of revenue to the Government that should not miss funding, saying the sector employs over 500,000 Ugandans, and fetches the country at least 1.6 billion annually, seven percent of GDP.
The Association Chairperson, Hassan Ssekabira argues that the land, which is currently held as a public asset is largely laying idle with no serious commercial activities taking place on it yet they can utilize it to improve their livelihoods as well as generate direct revenue for the government.
The policy aims at increasing public investment and nurturing of industrial development Projects in strategic areas, including some traditional and non-tradition cash crops, as well as the extractives industry mainly mining and oil and gas related industries.
The Union came to its knees when cotton growing, buying, ginning and selling were heavily affected rendering the primary societies inactive. Tonny Ogwal, the Lango Cooperative Union Vice-Chairperson says the union leaders are now on the move to revamp and strengthen the societies across the region.