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UWA PROMOTES TOURISM IN BUSOGA REGION

Uganda Wildlife Authority staff led by the Executive Director Dr. Andrew Seguya on May 11th,2013 took part in the Kagulu Hill Climbing challenge a product that is being developed to promote

tourism in Busoga region.

The hill is believed to be the first migration and settlement centre in the Busoga sub-region. The hill and the surrounding areas have a historical attachment to the formation of Busoga and hence exude a lot of cultural heritage for the Basoga.
It is said Bunyoro kings sought sanctuary and spent their leisure time on Kagulu hill. It is also believed that the caves were discovered around 1686 when Olimi was king of Bunyoro.

Uganda Wildlife Authority participated in the challenge with an eight man delegation led by the Executive Director, Dr. Andrew Seguya who was flanked by the Business Development Manager Mr. Stephen Masaba. Other ministry officials who graced the occasion included Hon. Maria Mutagamba, Ms Grace Mbabazi Aulo the director of Tourism and member Board of Trustees member for UWA, Mr. Patrick Mugoya the Permanent Secretary and Mr. Cuthbert Baguma the ED for the Uganda Tourism Board among others.

During the function,President Museveni donated 100m/= for the development of the site.
The minister of Tourism Mrs Maria Mutagamba asked government for new custom built tour vehicles and professional drivers to ease transportation of tourists.

She said lack of government vehicles to transport tourists increases the cost traveling upcountry national parks.Though tourism is dominated by the private sector,there is need for government /ministry to have its own vehicles and raise more revenue
Mrs Mutagamba stressed that tourism should be a concern of all citizens and that each should play their role in marketing Uganda's tourism potential using the various avenues.

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