Canoe sporting to promote Uganda’s tourism

Uganda has launched a canoe sporting event on Lake Victoria to promote the country’s tourism potential and raise funds for health projects.

On Tuesday a team of Ugandan journalists, Kenyans and members of the Italian Canoe Federation flagged off the Lake Victoria Kayak Expedition from the Source of River Nile in Jinja to Kisumu in Kenya. The journey will take five days.

The tourism minister Serapio Rukundo said the sport would promote adventure andenvironmentally friendly tourism.

“We shall use the sport to promote our

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