Tourism Promotion

In the area of Tourism promotion, the Missions continue to partner with some major tour operators and to advertise on their websites and hold some TV and Radio talk shows to promote Uganda. These efforts are encouraging and should be continued.

Some Missions like Ottawa, Berlin, Moscow and Brussels have undertaken a selection of some major tour agents to undertake promotional tours to Uganda. The work that was done by some of these Tour Operators to promote Uganda as the best tourists' destination have resulted in increased number of tourists from those couturiers. The Ministry wishes to encourage the Tour Companies to continue working with the Uganda Missions in various countries to promote Uganda. For example the Source of the Nile has been declared one of the Seven Wonders of Africa and that Uganda has a unique culture with 53 tribes. There is a lot of faith tourism to promote in Uganda e.g. Uganda Martyrs in Namugongo,, the Old Kampala Mosque, church crusades among other faith related activities.

Investors are welcome to promote Health tourism. Investments in this field will attract people to flock in for health purposes and investors quickly recoup on their investments.
We invite the Foreign Media to participate work with our Missions to market the beautiful weather and scenery in Uganda and we invite the tour companies and media houses to visit Uganda to see for themselves what Uganda offers.

We request the Tour companies and foreign media visit our Mission websites and the Uganda Ministry of Tourism Wild life and Antiquities, UWA, and UTB websites to see Uganda's tourism attractions.

The Upgraded Missions' websites are all linked to Ministry of Tourism, UTB, Tour operators, UWA, etc and can be used to view Uganda's attractions.

Highlights

STATEMENT ON THE ALLEGED CLOSURE OF THE UGANDA BORDER WITH RWANDA, 14th-March 2019

Uganda wishes to refute allegations that it closed its borders with Rwanda. Since 28th February 2019 when the Government of Rwanda issued an advisory against travel of its nationals to Uganda, flow of traffic from Uganda to Rwanda has been continuing normally as detailed below

SPEECH DELIVERED BY PRESIDENT YOWERI KAGUTA MUSEVENI AT THE AFRICA NOW CONFERENCE 12TH -13TH MARCH 2019, 12th-March 2019

We first need to understand what is meant by transformation. In the 1960s, economists were talking about growth and development.  Growth was supposed to mean quantitative expansion of the respective sectors e.g. grow more coffee, cotton, etc.  Development was a term that implied some qualitative changes ? propelling the economy and society to a higher level....

UGANADA HANDS OVER 70 EX-23 COMBATANTS TO DRC, 27th-February 2019

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on behalf of Government of the Republic of Uganda on 26th Febuary 2019, facilitated the repatriation of over 70 EX-23 Combatants  and 10 dependants to  the Government of the Republic of the Democratic of Congo. The Ceremony took place at Entebbe International Airport.
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