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Photos: UTB Bids Farewell To Former CEO Stephen Asiimwe

The Uganda Tourism Board on Thursday last week bid farewell to their former Chief Executive Officer Stephen Asiimwe and the Deputy CEO John Ssempebwa at a dinner organized at the Sheraton Kampala Hotel. Asiimwe served for five years as the UTB CEO and opted not to contest again. He was earlier this year replaced by […]

Full list of winners at Ekkula Tourism Awards

Ekkula Tourims Awards that took place last Friday at the Kampala Sheraton Hotel saw different players in the Tourism Industry walk home with different accolades. Different companies and individuals were nominated for their efforts in promoting Domestic...

UTB to Boost Tourism Through Golf

The Uganda Tourism Board in partnership with the Uganda Gold Union are attempting to position Uganda as Africa’s premier golf tourism destination though the Uganda Golf Open Tour. Over 1000 golfers attached to different clubs across the nation, under the arrangement, are set to traverse the whole country while playing golf. According to Claire Mugabi […]

French Embassy Holds Cultural Tourism Expo At Ndere Center

The French Embassy in Uganda in partnership with Ndere Cultural Center and local stakeholders held a cultural tourism expo in celebration of the France- Uganda week. Speaking at the event, Stephanie Rivoal, the French Ambassador to Uganda revealed that the expo’s main purpose is to promote sustainable tourism in both Uganda and France. “We wanted […]

French Embassy Holds Cultural Tourism Expo At Ndere Center

The French Embassy in Uganda in partnership with Ndere Cultural Center and local stakeholders held a cultural tourism expo in celebration of the France- Uganda week. Speaking at the event, Stephanie Rivoal, the French Ambassador to Uganda revealed that the expo’s main purpose is to promote sustainable tourism in both Uganda and France. “We wanted […]

Court Convicts 3 for Unlawful Possession of Ivory

Buganda road grade one magistrate Gladys Kamasanyu has convicted three men who were found in unlawful possession of six pieces of Ivory valued at 28 million shillings. The convicts are Rubindi Wilson, 31, a resident of Nakulabye, in Rubaga; Mugisha Frank, 27, from Ggaba in Makindye division and Akanyikiriza Macknon from, Katalemwa, Matugga in Wakiso […]

Kiwanda for Personality of the year in Ekkula Tourism Awards

The third edition of the annual Ekkula Tourism Awards will take place on March 29, 2019, at Hotel Africana in Kampala. With just a month left to the awards, the nomination list in different categories was released in a cocktail invite-only event at Sky...

Kiwanda at work: India’s Bollywood actors to promote Uganda tourism

State minister for Tourism Godfrey Kiwanda Suubi has come under attack over his latest Tulambule tourism campaigns especially with the many tourism ambassadors and lately his role in promoting the controversial Miss Curvy beauty pageant. But his latest...

Minister Kamuntu Calls For Research to End Human – Wildlife Conflict

The Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities Prof Ephraim Kamuntu has called for more research to be done on how to solve the Human Wildlife conflict and conservation in the country. Prof Kamuntu warned that the rate of human population growth and the corresponding pressure on Earth’s natural resources has been increasing at an unmatched […]

UWA Rescues Another 850kg Crocodile Which Killed 12 Cows

The Uganda Wildlife Authority has rescued yet another Nile Crocodile which is said to have killed a dozen cows.   The animal was captured yesterday by the problem animal team at Tonya Village, in Buseruka Sub County, Hoima District just near Lake Albert.   According to a statement by UWA the Nile Crocodile Weighed 850 […]

It is not like I embezzled funds – Kiwanda

TULAMBULE: The state Minister for Tourism Godfrey Kiwanda Suubi was perhaps the most hated man on social media last week following news of the Miss Curvy contest and the choice of Anitah Fabiola as the Tulambule ambassador. Lawrence Ogwal spoke to the ...

Appoint The Right People in Tourism Sector – Wekesa

The Chief Executive Director Great Lakes Safaris and Uganda Lodges Limited Amos Wekesa has urged Government to employ the right people at the helm of country’s tourism government agencies. Wekesa says appointing politicians who don’t know how to market the country is the biggest problem in the tourism industry. “Government should stop bring politicians as […]

There’s More to Advertise Than Women – Tour Operators Tell Minister Kiwanda

Members of the Association of Uganda Tour Operators (AUTO) have urged Hon Godfrey Kiwanda Ssubi the, Minister of State for Tourism to turn his energy to aggressively marketing Uganda’s Tourist attractions, not her curvaceous women. These also asked the minister to back off his Miss Curvy Women drive and to give an apology to the […]

 I’ve no powers to cancel Miss Curvy pageant- Minister Kiwanda

Female Ugandan activists have since last Thursday been slamming a government supported campaign to use “curvy women” to attract tourists to the east African nation. State minister for tourism Godfrey Kiwanda unveiled the campaign last Wedne...

Wildlife Day to Be Marked in Arua

Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities is set to commemorate the global Wildlife Day, with the aim of sensitizing Ugandans on how to save iconic animal species. The main celebrations will be held on 3rd March at Boma gardens in Arua District. Prof Ephraim Kamuntu, the Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities says the celebrations […]

Wildlife Day to Be Marked in Arua

Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities is set to commemorate the global Wildlife Day, with the aim of sensitizing Ugandans on how to save iconic animal species. The main celebrations will be held on 3rd March at Boma gardens in Arua District. Prof Ephraim Kamuntu, the Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities says the celebrations […]

140 women register for Miss Curvy contest

Miss Curvy Uganda, the company behind the controversial Miss Curvy beauty pageant, has said 140 well-endowed women have registered for the contest set for June. In an interview on Friday, Ms Anne Mungoma, the chief executive officer of Miss Curvy Ugand...

I use beautiful girls so that everyone can discuss tourism, says Minister Kiwanda

State Minister for Tourism, Godfrey Kiwanda has defended the use of beautiful girls in all his tourism concepts as intended to attract people’s attention. The tourism ministry has seen female celebrities including Zari, Quin Abenakyo and recently Anita Fabiola used to promote Uganda’s tourism, raising concern from the public. However, the minister said the use […]

Opinion: Kiwanda Suubi’s curvy women tourist attraction promotion insults all Ugandans

An opinion by Asuman Odaka As a traditional Luo man ( I don’t know where Kiwanda belongs), you may choose to  humiliate me to any extent provided you respect woman and my land. For those, am culturally duty bound to defend with my life. World over,  governments make bad policies, laws or decisions but will […]

MISS CURVY: MP Mbwatekawa says Kiwanda sells artificial hips and bums

Kasambya County MP Louis Gafa Mbwatekamwa has alleged that State Minister for Tourism Mr Godfrey Kiwanda runs a shop that sells artificial hips and bums, the reason he is promoting the new Miss Curvy contest. The initiative unveiled in Kampala on Tuesd...

Pictures: Minister Kiwanda launches ‘Miss curvy’ contest

Most international artistes who come to Uganda for performances say that Uganda is blessed with curvaceous ladies. But all along, that had not been given a lot of attention until earlier today when Ann Mungoma decided to create a beauty pageant for the...