Uganda’s Ministry of Tourism has introduced the Tourism Police to make sure the tourists and their property are safe because for the country to earn a lot from the sector, the tourists both foreign and local have to be protected.
The Tourism Police has to work together with the sector to make sure their work is well done and the police should operate in the different tourist destinations throughout the country like the lodges, game parks, game reserves, cultural sites and others.
The ministry has recruited 120 police officers but more are expected to be recruited and they should make sure they prevent crimes before they happen.
Uganda has been voted as the top tourist destination one should visit in 2012 by lonely planet London’s famous travel guide who has created a good image. The Uganda Wildlife Authority, the ministry of tourism and the stakeholders have to set up measures to support the sector if Uganda wants to earn more.
The sector has been threatened by the political protests the walk to work which has left 10 people dead. The security is now stable because the opposition parties have continuously held rallies about the economy in a peaceful way.