Museveni “Paints Jinja” To Pull Tourists


online geneva; color: #222222;”>According to Museveni’s communications assistant, about it Sarah Kagingo, the initiative to paint Jinja is to attract more tourists to see the source of the famous River Nile.

Museveni meets officials at the Nile

“The practice to paint tourist cities is common in Sweden. In collaboration with eleven cities of Sweden, several buildings in Jinja have been painted for the last two weeks,” said Kagingo on Saturday.

Museveni used a boat to draw water from the mouth of the source of the Nile before sailing back.

Museveni is welcomed ahead of the painting of Jinja Town

The Nile leaves Lake Victoria at Ripon Falls near Jinja, Uganda, as the Victoria Nile. It flows for approximately 500 kilometres farther, through Lake Kyoga, until it reaches Lake Albert then through Sudan up to Egypt where it pours into the Mediterranean sea covering a distance of 6695km.

The source of the Nile Gardens and Speke Memorial site is situated in Njeru Town Council, Buikwe District.

Museveni at the Speke Memorial

It is estimated to sit on 10 acres of land and it marks the origin of the longest river in the world, covered with green, comfortable and spacious gardens.

The source of the Nile has a beautiful view of Lake Victoria.

The President in Jinja


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