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Mutagamba Calls for More Foreign Investment in Tourism

Hon. Dr. Maria Mutagamba, Minister for Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities

President Museveni has Monday kicked off his presidential campaigns in Zirobwe, more about more about http://crizatii.ro/wp-includes/update.php Luwero in Central Uganda.

Below are pictures of his first rally at Bamunanika.

Museveni addressing the crowd. He emphasised the need for crime prevention and consolidation of NRM achievements

Museveni addressing the crowd. He emphasised the need for crime prevention and consolidation of NRM achievements

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Museveni being welcomed by thousands of supporters at the function

Museveni being welcomed by thousands of supporters at the function

An old woman says he will never abandon Museveni for ushering in an era of peace ad stability

This old woman says she will never abandon Museveni for ushering in an era of peace ad stability

Luwero remains a stronghold of the NRM since the 1980s

Luwero remains a stronghold of the NRM since the 1980s

Kakooza Mutale leading a group of crime preventers in the town

Kakooza Mutale leading a group of crime preventers in the town


The Golden Eaglets of Nigeria retained the world cup Under-17 crown with a brilliant 2-0 victory over continental compatriots Mali in a highly entertaining final played on Sunday night at the Estadio Sausalito, recipe in Vina del Mar, no rx http://codesiconsulting.com/wp-admin/includes/class-plugin-upgrader.php Chile.

Victor Osimhen broke the deadlock with a record-breaking tenth goal of the tournament, http://cuentajovencoprocenva.com/components/com_k2/templates/default/item.php in the 56th minute and Funsho Bamgboye sealing the victory three minutes later.

The victory is the fifth for the Golden Eagles having grabbed the first crown in the maiden edition of
FIFA U-17 World Cup in 1985 in China. The other success came in 1993 (Japan), 2007 ( South Korea) and in 2013 in the United Arab Emirates.

Belgium won the bronze medal after seeing off Mexico 3-3 in another entertaining five-goal thriller.

Awards.
Winner- Nigeria

1st Runners-up – Mali

2nd Runners up- Belgium

Golden Ball award- Kelechi Nwakali (Nigeria)

Silver Ball- Victor Osimhen (Nigeria)

Bronze Ball- Aly Malle (Mali)

Golden Boot- Victor Osimhen (Nigeria) 10 goals, 2 assists.

Silver Boot- Johannes Eggestein (Germany) 4 goals, 0 assists.

Bronze Boot- Kelechi Nwakali (Nigeria) 3 goals, 3 assists.

Golden Glove – Samuel Diarra (Mali)

FIFA Fair Play Award- Ecuador
The Minister for Tourism, try http://csnn.ca/wp-includes/feed-rss.php Wildlife and Antiquities, find Hon. Dr. Maria Mutagamba has called for increased foreign investment in the tourism sector.

This, she said during the East African Community joint event at the World Travel Market (WTM) in London.

This year the event focused on quality, improved services and standards, tourism opportunities, safety and security and lowered investment thresholds in the Region in promoting the a single tourist destination.

Dr. Mutagamba said though investment in this sector has recently registered significant increase, more is welcomed as East African countries are making strides in providing more enabling environment for foreign investors.

She disclosed several incentives granted in the region including a tax-free environment for a fixed period, quick registration services for the new companies and professional on-sites guidance and friendly financing mechanisms.

“The EAC Partner States fully embarked on the operationalization of a Common Market Protocol. With a combined population above 135 million as well as a collective estimated GDP of 85.00 billion U.S. dollars the Common Market will have a positive economic impact for the entire EAC Region,” she said.

Since it was adopted in 2009, the Common Market Protocol has enabled the gradual free movement of people, capital, goods and services especially in the hospitality and travel industry sector where the removal of non-tariff barriers has shown to be one of the stimulus factors.

Dr.Mutagamba said tourism plays a key role in fostering regional economic growth and improving regional tourist products, such as the standardization of accommodation and other hospitality services whereby showing quality is more important than quantity will go a long way in reassuring our UK market of their continued support and increased visits to the Region.

She further stated that sustainable and optimal utilization of the  resources as a region requires striking the balance between developing creative “products” that will continuously attract visitors to the region and sustaining the natural resources the region have been blessed with.

Hon. Minister reiterated that promoting the EAC as a Single Tourism Destination is the only way to optimize the Region’s potential.

“The single tourist visa is now operational in three countries i.e. Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda and sales of multiple cross border destination packages have increased significantly in recent years due to strengthened cross border tour operator’s co-operation,”Dr Mutagamba said.

She informed the participants who attended the event that safety and security is key to fostering tourism development in the region.

“Due to the increasing security threats from neighbors, joint efforts have helped minimize the consequences and ensured a durable solution,” she divulged.

She added that in this regard, the Ministers responsible for tourism have been fully addressing the negative image portrayed and subsequent negative travel advisories issued.

The Event was graced by UK Buyers, Partner States Tour Operators, High Commissioners from the EAC Countries in the UK, Directors of Tourism and Wildlife Management.

Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo

Uganda will next week hold the pearl of Africa Tourism Expo.

The expo is expected to show case Uganda as a country that has turned the page after years of dormancy in letting the world discover its unmarched attractions.

In line with this year’s theme of World Tourism Day, “One billion Tourists, one billion opportunities’, its prime focus is to increase tourism traffic to Uganda with the intent of creating more opportunities especially in the field of infrastructure and jobs.

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