The Uganda Tourism Board(UTB) a authorities physique mandated to advertise and popularize Uganda as a vacationer vacation spot has allayed vacationers’ fears following the Friday evening assault on Lhubirira Secondary Faculty in Mpondwe by ADF rebels.
In a press release on Tuesday, UTB described the assault as an remoted incident.
“Such incidents are very remoted. The Ministry of Protection has indicated that Kasese district and your entire Rwenzori sub- area is safe, calm and peaceable. The vacationers to Uganda are protected,” UTB mentioned.
They requested vacationers to Uganda to not be deterred by the incident which occurred many kilometres away from the close by vacationer points of interest.
“Uganda has beautiful landscapes, wealthy cultural
heritage and various wildlife. By persevering with to assist Uganda’s tourism trade, guests can contribute to the nation’s financial development and show solidarity with Ugandan individuals,” UTB mentioned.
“By selecting to go to Uganda, vacationers can showcase their unwavering spirit, expertise the nation’s pure magnificence and have a good time its outstanding attributes.”
UTB mentioned Uganda’s famend nationwide parks, resembling Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Kidepo Nationwide Park, Queen Elizabeth, provide extraordinary alternatives to come across endangered mountain gorillas, lions, birds and numerous different species of their pure habitats.
The Friday evening assault occurred at Lhubirira Secondary Faculty in Mpondwe which is over 40 kilometres away from the closest vacationer points of interest.
President Museveni on Sunday mentioned authorities is accountable for the scenario noting that the UPDF is to ship extra troops into DRC to pursue the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels who’re accountable for the assault.
Museveni mentioned with the newest assault, there isn’t a purpose why Uganda’s military mustn’t end off the ADF for good.
The State Minister for ICT and knowledge, Godfrey Kabbyanga on Monday mentioned enterprise has returned to regular, particularly on the border between Uganda and DRC following the assault.
He reiterated that safety is accountable for the scenario.