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Uganda to celebrate world tourism day despite covid

Uganda To Celebrate World Tourism Day Despite Covid-19

Uganda will join  the rest of the world to celebrate world tourism day on 27th September despite panic over covid pandemic.

The Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities has launched exciting series of events for the Tourism industry. Uganda is preparing to celebrate World Tourism Day 2020 in Fort portal city- Kabarole district.

The theme of the annual event will be; Tourism and community Development.

“This year’s theme focuses on the plight of rural communities and the contribution tourism can make in transforming these livelihoods”. State minister for Tourism, Godfrey Kiwanda said in a statement.

“The beauty of Uganda is best exemplified by the country side. Fresh and undisturbed ecosystems where people live in harmony with nature,” Kiwanda said.

He notes that this region exhibits some of the best landscapes and a wonderful people. That explains brand Uganda, The pearl of Africa. Fort Portal has some of the best examples explaining how communities have been transformed using Tourism. “They declared Fort portal the tourism City. Therefore, we want to join the celebration but also engage leadership at an early stage to guide that development to greater heights…

In the meantime, 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.” Kiwanda Godfrey said.

What about Covid-19?

Explaining why we should join the celebration, Kiwanda said will help stakeholders and government on addressing aftermath of covid-19  pandemic.

“We need to strengthen preventive guidelines after covid impacts. The ministry of Tourism has launched guidelines for the tourism enterprises. Currently we are on a nationwide campaign to sensitize and ensure compliance.” He explained.

This year’s micro celebrations will be climaxed on 27th September; the International World Tourism Day.

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