All parts of Africa are miracles and so is Uganda the Pearl of Africa due to its beautiful climate, green pastures, snow capped mountains like Rwenzori.
President Yoweri Museveni has called on tourists to take advantage of Uganda’s beautiful climate and miracles and visit the land that is “air-conditioned”.
“Visit the land that does not require any air-conditioning like those in Europe and other parts of the world,” Museveni encouraged the delegates at the opening the 39th World Congress of African Travel Association (ATA) at the Commonwealth Speke Resort Munyonyo, on Wednesday.
The 5-day conference that is running under the theme ‘Tourism is Everyone’s Business’ has attracted local, regional and international delegates who are engaged in the tourism industry worldwide and who are also brought together under the umbrella of ATA.
African Travel Association, founded in 1975, is a registered non-profit Association in the United States of America, headquartered in New York. It has branches around the world and has so far signed a Memorandum Of Understanding with the African Union with the aim of promoting tourism in Africa.
The President strongly encouraged tourists globally to visit the African continent in general and Uganda in particular as the country enjoys the best climate in the world.
“All parts of Africa are miracles,” Museveni praised Africa and its tropical forests, huge lakes, rivers, snow capped mountains, deserts oases among many others tourist attractions.
Mr. Museveni informed delegates that historically, Africa is also the cradle of humankind, civilization and the main religious groups that include Christianity and Islam.
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The President also observed that peace is prevailing in most parts of Africa adding that pockets of conflict and strange diseases cannot severely affect the tourism industry.
He pointed out that other challenges to infrastructure for tourism, such as hotels, have been addressed and others such as air, land and water transport are being worked on.
The Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities, Ms. Maria Mutagamba, hoped that challenges affecting tourism like lack of adequate media publicity would be addressed.
The ATA Executive, Uganda Chapter, Mrs. Susan Muhwezi, called on the local and international media, to portray Africa positively in their publicity in order to attract more tourists.