The Tourism Ministry is developing a master plan to upgrade the shrines and infrastructure in the neighboring areas so as to promote faith based tourism and increase on its earnings from the current Shilling 10 trillion to Shillings 17 trillion by 2020.
Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga gave the Ministry of tourism and Public service two weeks to come up with a detailed plan on how Abenakyo can be included in the promotion of Uganda and her image abroad.
Margret Kabugho said that all her four acres of cotton were destroyed and is not sure of harvesting anything. She explains that she injected a lot of money in hiring land, purchasing pesticides and cultivation which has now been put to waste.
Ronald Ssemwogere, the Kabeho Village Chairperson and several residents have implored the Tourism State Minister, Godfrey Kiwanda to intervene in the matter expeditiously to save the sites from extinction.
The memorial will have information about the Lords Resistance Army-LRA war that ravaged northern Uganda for more than two decades, the Luweero Triangle guerilla war that ushered in the National Resistance Army led by President Yoweri Museveni, and moments about the history of Uganda under Idi Amin Dada.
UWA launched issuance of gorilla permits online in 2012. The permits can be bought by any tour operator in the world using the online portal. Previously, Ugandan registered tour operators had exclusivity on purchasing gorilla permits. Boniface Byamukama, chairman AUTO, at a media briefing flanked by members of association, accuse UWA of not listening to them, insisting that this will put them out of business as local tour operators.