Deputy Chief Executive Officer Uganda Tourism Board John Ssempebwa has said 2018 has been “the most brilliant year” in Uganda’s tourism since independence.
The ending year, Ssempebwa said, for the fast time exceeded its targets by 9 percent.
“Last year we had over 1.4 million tourists arriving between July 2017 and June 2018. This year numbers are higher by 9 percent” he said.
While addressing Journalists at the Uganda Media Center Ssempebwa noted, “Uganda in the 60’s was a country with more tourists and the 3rd in Africa but after bad governance came in we lost our tourists. Now we are working hard to get them back”.
Recently, Uganda hired Public Relation firms in America, German and United Kingdom. This year they have added on China, Japan and the Middle East.
For a long time, Tourism has remained Uganda’s leading foreign exchange earner bring in 23.5 percent into Uganda’s economic basket.