Tourism to be revived in Northern Uganda


  • Kampala, Uganda (The New Vision) -- Following the end of the insurgency in northern Uganda, tourism activities are to be revived.

    “The potential of tourism in this region is enormous,” says Edwin Muzahura, the PR of the Uganda Tourism Board (UTB). “We are preparing activities expected to rekindle the rich and diverse culture after 20 years of insurgency.”

    UTB plans to harness cultural properties and historical sites such as Fort Patiko, Wadelai, Aruu Falls in parts of northern Uganda. Also trails have been taking tourists to explore areas of historical significance such as Samuel Baker, Luo migrations into northern Uganda have been constructed. Another trail will lead tourists to the birth place of 1972 Olympic Gold Medalist John Akibua (R.I.P) in Abako Village, Lira District.

    A brochure to be used as a promotional material for the sites and trails will be distributed locally and internationally. It will be distributed to embassies, Government departments, corporate entities and international entry points.

    “The activities to celebrate World Tourism Day in Gulu is an opportunity to tell the world that the war is over and showcase what northern Uganda offers” said Mr. Muzahura. “It will also help to spread the benefits of tourism to northern Uganda.”

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