The Minister of Tourism Wild Life and Antiquities Hon Prof Ephraim Kamuntu has Tuesday announced preparations for the 5th annual Uganda Hotel and Restaurant expo.
The Expo will take place at Hotel Africana from the 3rd to the 7th August 2017.
Kamuntu said the Expo is here to support Ugandans in the tourism sector and also help with the efforts to transform the country into a middle income economy.
While addressing the media at the Uganda Media center, the minister revealed that this year’s Expo will be running under the theme: Promoting our domestic tourism sector.
“We are seeking to make a unique style of Ugandan products so that they can be competitive at the world market. If Buy Uganda Build Uganda is going to work that means the country’s products have to be of standard.
The expo is also expected to be graced by the President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.
Minister Kamuntu pointed out that the vision of the Tourism sector is to contribute 15% of Uganda’s GDP and that hotels and restaurants contribute a great deal to the industry.