The Tourist guides from East Africa are to form an umbrella body at a time when the Government of Uganda is contemplating on setting up laws to streamline the operations of tour firms and safari guides so as address the movement of tourist guides within the region.
“The tourist guides from Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi and Rwanda were in the process of forming the Federation of East African Tourist Guides Association, at the moment we are consulting with tourism stakeholders in the region for ideas that will help us come up with a strong federation to confront challenges ahead,” said Herbert Byaruhanga chairman of Uganda Safari Guides Association
Byaruhanga added that the formation of the new body, to be launched in April, would improve service deliver in the sector across the region.
The body has emerged at a time when the East African Legislative Assembly wants the five countries under the East African Community to manage their tourism and wildlife sectors jointly.
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