Uganda: Authorities to Construct Extra Airfields to Enhance Tourism

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Kampala, Uganda — President Museveni mentioned that the Ugandan authorities is set to construct a number of upcountry airfields that can assist not solely vacationers however travellers basically as one of many methods to spice up tourism.

Whereas addressing buyers and commerce representatives on the annual Commerce Consultant Discussion board (TRF) at State Home Entebbe organized by the Presidential Advisory Committee on Exports and Industrial Growth (PACEID), Museveni described Uganda’s local weather as the most effective and most beneficial for vacationers around the globe.

“We used to have issues of lack of peace up to now however that stopped way back. The one problem is now promotion,” Museveni mentioned.

“I’ve already informed the federal government that we have to construct extra airfields close to the nationwide parks. It’s because a few of the wealthy individuals haven’t got time to come back and land at Entebbe and drive 500 miles to Kidepo nationwide park. Its solely small individuals can handle to do this however the wealthy individuals wish to come of their non-public jets, land within the nationwide park after which fly out. So, we will must construct extra arduous floor airports in Kidepo, Kasese, Kihiihi, Gulu and so on.”

Based on the chairman of Uganda Tourism Board, Daudi Migereko, earlier than the Covid pandemic, tourism was Uganda’s primary international alternate earner fetching the nation 1.6 million {dollars} and it had been predicted that Uganda can be among the many 10 quickest rising quickest locations for leisure, journey and spending between the yr 2020 and 2026.

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