Crime & Investigation

1 Held in Kanungu For Killing 41 Year Old

Elly Maate, Kigezi regional police spokesman

The Executive Director Uganda Tourism Board, ask Stephen Asiimwe has appealed to Ugandans to take the responsibility of marketing the country’s tourism.

Mr Asiimwe said that promoting tourism is not only government’s role but every Ugandan’s business.

He made the reminder while appearing on NTV morning show on Thursday morning.

“Every Ugandan must make equal contribution and every Ugandan is ambassador for tourism. It doesn’t matter which sector health, treat media, pill business, hotel you must use it to market Uganda. Only then shall we reap good returns,” he noted.

Regarding the possible bad publicity that could affect the sector, Asiimwe intimated that such negativity shouldn’t be relied on.

“Some cities have 15 rape cases per minute but you never hear these countries focus on that. We need to be positive because even the best cities known in the world have challenges.”

The UTB boss commended government for the budget increment from 11.4bn in the past to Shs 30bn which he said is a ‘phenomenal increase’.

However, he was quick to note that Uganda needs to catch up with its very competitive regional market.

He held that Uganda as a destination possesses many things that have potential to attract any foreigner.

Asiimwe further urged Ugandans to engage in domestic tourism given the affordable entry fees required to visit national parks.

He said that discussions have been held with district CAOs, town clerks, and mayors to create viable strategies to promote tourism.

“I advised district leaders to have tourism officers and am glad they appreciated the idea”

According to Asiimwe, there are plans to open UWEC centre in each region of Uganda. He said that Tooro kingdom has already provided a chunk of land near Fort Portal for this.

On infrastructure improvement, he expressed optimism that Civil Aviation Authority’s plan to open up four international airports in Uganda will boost the sector.

“The airfield in Kanungu is already registering four flights per day. If more of these are established, tourists will have ease in accessing tourist sites,” he said.

Asiimwe confirmed that some of the FC Barcelona legends will be visiting Uganda later this year in a bid to market Uganda as a tourism destination.

“These stars will and play the Uganda Cranes and they thereafter tour a few places and will name gorillas.”

“We intend to capitalize on the following of these players which is about 40 million people worldwide. They will come with TV crews.”
Police in Kanungu have in custody a suspect who murdered a 41 year old man, approved after he found him stealing two of his goats.

Alex Kukundakwe Salongo, order a resident of Nyakabungo village Rugyeyo sub was on Wednesday arrested after he cut and killed Francis Atuhire, resident of Karuhinda cell Northern ward Kanungu town council.

Atuhire was reportedly trying to steal Kukundakwe’s goats.

Elly Maate the Kigezi regional police spokesman has revealed that the case is registered under CRB 811/2015 at Kanungu police station and investigations into the matter are ongoing.

In a related development, a dead body of a male adult was on Wednesday morning found at Rwenengo cell Rutenga sub county  Kanungu district.

The body, that was found near a stream is believed to have been washed to that location by the running water.

The body is at the moment being kept at Kanungu health center mortuary.


Header advertisement
To Top