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Mbabazi Nominated; Vows to Floor Museveni

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While addressing delegates at the NRM conference on Monday, Museveni said everything to encourage tourism in the country has been put in place.

He said the country’s security, infrastructure (roads), had been improved to support the economy.

“By ensuring peace and developing infrastructure, we have also laid the basis for the developing of our huge services sector,” Museveni said. 

Museveni said the bottleneck Uganda had in the past was the shortage of hotel rooms(beds). He divulged that hotel beds had increased from 958 beds in 1986 to about 40,000 beds, today, in the whole of Uganda.

According to Museveni, our huge and incomparable tourism sector, started at the very low base of 47,000 visitors in 1986 and bringing in only US$ 6.5million dollars per annum.

He however said the only lacking element which needs to be worked on is promoting the sector.

“I am told that there has been a slow-down of tourists because of the ignorance in the West, US and Europe, where the Ebola outbreak in West Africa scared tourists from coming to Africa,” the President said.

He added that the country’s tourist authorities should inform all and sundry that Uganda is a World Leader in combating Ebola.

“We have promptly defeated Ebola on three occasions (in Gulu, Bundibugyo and Kibaale) and have also defeated the outbreaks of the related Marburg on 3 occasions (in 2007 – Kamwengye, 2012 – Kabaale-Ibanda-Kampala, 2014 – Kampala),” Museveni said.

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While addressing delegates at the NRM conference on Monday, Museveni said everything to encourage tourism in the country has been put in place.

He said the country’s security, infrastructure (roads), had been improved to support the economy.

“By ensuring peace and developing infrastructure, we have also laid the basis for the developing of our huge services sector,” Museveni said. 

Museveni said the bottleneck Uganda had in the past was the shortage of hotel rooms(beds). He divulged that hotel beds had increased from 958 beds in 1986 to about 40,000 beds, today, in the whole of Uganda.

According to Museveni, our huge and incomparable tourism sector, started at the very low base of 47,000 visitors in 1986 and bringing in only US$ 6.5million dollars per annum.

He however said the only lacking element which needs to be worked on is promoting the sector.

“I am told that there has been a slow-down of tourists because of the ignorance in the West, US and Europe, where the Ebola outbreak in West Africa scared tourists from coming to Africa,” the President said.

He added that the country’s tourist authorities should inform all and sundry that Uganda is a World Leader in combating Ebola.

“We have promptly defeated Ebola on three occasions (in Gulu, Bundibugyo and Kibaale) and have also defeated the outbreaks of the related Marburg on 3 occasions (in 2007 – Kamwengye, 2012 – Kabaale-Ibanda-Kampala, 2014 – Kampala),” Museveni said.

Former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi has been nominated by the National Electoral Commission to run for President in next year’s election.

Mbabazi arrived at Namboole National Stadium a few minutes after incumbent President Museveni, approved http://channelingerik.com/wp-includes/class-wp-feed-cache-transient.php and said this was symbolic.

“I am happy, http://danceexchange.org/wp-includes/pluggable.php that I came in after President Museveni. This is how things are going to be,” he noted suggestively that he is the next President in line.

“So much has been said about my candidature. I chose not to respond in words, and now I do in action — being nominated for next year’s election.”

Mbabazi, who was flanked by FDC iron lady Beatrice Anywar and UPC’s Olara Otunnu, promised to soon lay out his manifesto adding that Uganda will experience change like never before.

“We came here in time and finished the nomination five minutes before time allotted to us. This the spirit of change that is coming. Uganda will experience change it has never seen before,” he said.

Asked by reporters to comment on The Democratic Alliance which failed on two attempts to front a single candidate for next year’s election, Mbabazi described the failure as a setback.

“TDA was a good idea; the idea of uniting people in this transformation cause. But we’ll always aspire to achieve this. Obviously there was a setback, and we weren’t able to achieve it in time, but our doors remain open to forces that believe in this transformative change and progressive movement.”

 


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