Uganda’s Tourism Sector to Benefit from 19th NAM, 3rd G77+ China Summits

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Uganda has embarked on high-level preparations to host the 19th Non-Allied Movement Summit (NAM) and the 3rd South Summit (G77+ China), which are regarded as high-level international summits.

According to Lucy Nakyobe, the Chief Executive Officer of the organizing committee of the NAM and G77 Summits, hosting the event will offer Uganda huge tourism opportunities from the visiting participants.

She says many Ugandans will transform their communities through ensuring partnerships with other member countries with the aim of promoting collective economic interests.

Nakyobe emphasized that by hosting such big and significant summits, Uganda is destined to earn significant international acquaintances, primarily in terms of boosting her financial and tourism industries.

“By hosting the 19th NAM and G77+ China summits, it is inevitable that Uganda’s tourism potential will be showcased in the global arena. Tour operators will also have a chance to provide Ugandan experience and opportunity to the delegates by helping them visit different tourism destinations across the country to enable them enjoy incredible mountain gorilla trekking tours and have great memorable experiences for the land of a thousand hills. This is anticipated to boost the country’s image across borders,” she said.

The committee notes that having people from different countries visit Uganda is something that will enable Ugandans to boost their local businesses, especially the cultural galleries.

Uganda is a landlocked country with a diverse landscape that encompasses the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains and vast Lake Victoria.

The country is blessed with abundant wildlife, which includes chimpanzees, lions, elephants, and rare birds. The remote Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a renowned mountain gorilla sanctuary.

Murchison Falls National Park in the Northwest is known for its 43-meter-tall waterfall and wildlife such as hippos, among others. Kibale National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park for a wildlife safari, and Lake Mburo, to name just a few options.

In 2007, Uganda successfully hosted the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, which had a grateful impact on the tourism sector.

Uganda was selected to host the two summits because of her independent position in the world and her neutrality on international issues.

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