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Ecotourism in Uganda

  • Uganda Tourism Industry Wants Government to Get Behind Them

    UGANDA, 2014/03/13 Uganda tour operators have reiterated the need for government to increase its funding budget to tourism marketing to at least $5 million. The operators say the government has not from presently on prioritized the sector giving it little attention. The government and the World Bank recently signed a credit financing facility of $25 million to tourism, of which $12 million were allocated to the revamping of the Jinja Tourism Training Institute. About $3million was allotted to building capacity in the Uganda Tourism Board and the tourism ministry. However, the remaining $10million has not been assigned according to Tourism Minister Maria Mutagamba.