The high commission of Trinidad and Tobago, the government of Uganda in conjunction with the private sector is organizing a tourism Carnival in Kampala.
The event code named ‘Kampala Carnival’ is set to promote trade partnerships between the two countries. The July festival will give local craftsmen an opportunity to trade with their counterparts from different regions in the East African region.
Trinidad’s economy is strongly influenced by the petroleum industry as well as tourism and manufacturing. Uganda could benefit from this initiative as the country prepares for the production of oil, which is expected to boost manufacturing.
Addressing a media briefing in Kampala, the Trinidad and Tobago Ambassador Patrick Edwards, said: “Introducing a carnival into Uganda is an opportunity to develop several trades in different areas between Trinidad and Tobago and Uganda, in the context of tourism and trade development.”
Uganda’s tourism sector has improved over the years as seen from the continued increase in earnings making the industry a robust source of foreign exchange.
Popular Uganda safaris like Mountain gorilla trekking, Chimpanzee tracking, bird watching safaris, wildlife tours, Rwenzori mountaineering/ hiking trips etc. account for the growth in Uganda’s tourism sector.
Compiled by Jackie