Uganda Women Executives Want to Give Cultural Tourism a ‘Chance’

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Women executives from different sectors in Uganda vowed to channel their energy towards popularization of cultural beliefs in the country to promote the growth of cultural tourism.

According to Yogi Biriggwa, the South African Airways country manager the “…focus is to create and develop a cultural museum to reflect the cultural diversity in Uganda and we believe this will ensure a lasting legacy through which we will be appreciated as Ugandans,” she told reporters in Kampala.

The move follows a recently concluded tour that exposed some of Uganda’s top female players from aviation, tourism, medical, media, education and business sectors to diverse culture and wildlife in South Africa.

The chief executive officer Community Based Tourism Initiative Mary Baryamujura expressed concern over the failure to decentralize the system in the tourism sector, a move she said is hampering people’s capacity to create beneficial links between tourism and other sectors.

According to Baryamujura, the presence of tourism officials at a village level across the country would enable people to understand tourism extensively and how it relates to industries such as the Arts industry.

She called for a national awareness campaign that targets people at the grass roots and also teach them to look beyond wildlife and hotels as a source of tourism revenue.

Source: Daily Monitor