Tourism Is Key to Vision 2020 – Minister Kamuntu

Minister Mutagamba hands over office to Ephraim Kamuntu

The new Minister for Tourism and Wild Life Antiquities, approved Ephraim Kamuntu has appealed to all Ugandans to embrace and work towards promoting Uganda and its tourism sites as a sure way that will drive the country into attaining the middle income status by 2020.

This he noted while taking over the Ministerial office from Maria Mutagamba at the Ministry headquarters in Kampala.

The Minister appreciated her predecessor for handing over the ministry when it is dynamic despite its meager resources.

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“I am glad that I am joining a ministry that I handed over to Maria; I appreciate you for running the Ministry despite the small budget allocation,” Kamuntu said.

“The president has charged us to ensure that the country attains middle income status by 2020 by generating income and one of the sources is tourism as the fastest growing sector in the world,” Kamuntu noted.

Kamuntu noted that all Ugandans must join hands in promoting aggressive marketing of the country both within and outside the country.

“We must begin by encouraging fellow Ugandans to take interest in visiting and marketing the gifts of nature that the country has; Uganda’s faith based potential is un believe, if all shrines in the country were transformed to the level of Namugongo, a lot of money would be generated.

“When I left the Ministry, it was facing a problem of inadequate funding, the country must now change the way it sets its funding priorities to focus on funding sectors that help to grow the economy.




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