Uganda Tour Operators urge Government to construct better Roads

The Uganda Tour Operators have asked the Government to construct roads leading to major tourist destinations to ease the transportation of tourists.

The president of the Association of Uganda Tour Operators, Boniface Byamukama noted that bad roads had been a major hindrance in the transportation of tourists to national parks.

“When it rains, it’s almost impossible to take any tourist to these destinations,” said Byamukama who was speaking at the official opening of the association’s new offices in Kololo, last week.

Byamukama pointed out the Kagadi-Wima road, Kihihi-Kitunguru road in Kanungu district,Kabale-Kisoro-Bwindi road and Rukungiri-Bwindi road as the worst roads that hinder the Business.

Julius Onen, the permanent secretary at the tourism and trade ministry, urged tour firms to keep the dynamism to take tourism ahead.

He said construction of the roads would soon be done by the Uganda Wildlife Road Network Company.

Onen was also happy that the Tourism sector was slowly recovering from the effects of the recent Kampala bomb attacks that had got Tourists worried for their lives.

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