Unlike other sectors like Oil and Gas where the income generated can be confined in the hands of the few individuals, the tourism sector is far beyond in terms of trickledown effect. Uganda is a diverse country with different sectors that back up her economy including agriculture, mining, manufacturing and tourism that is considered in terms of Uganda safaris. The issue of the trickledown effect is considered in terms of how money flows down the chain up to the local person on ground and it is with in the tourism sector that travellers undertaking safaris in Uganda have to pay for the accommodation and meals of which the raw materials have to be purchased from the local communities thus allowing many pole to share on the tourist expenditure.
This has been evidenced at the recent launched Imbalu ceremony among the Bagisu of Eastern Uganda where various foods and beverages that are locally produced were sold in large quantities, hotels and other accommodation units were filled up to teeth while the transport operators including the local boda bodas and the bus companies gained a lot from those who wanted to visit the festival as part of their activities while on safari in Uganda.
In addition, cultural Uganda safaris were heavily acknowledged to have a role to play towards poverty eradication. Eradicating poverty is considered to be a key for cultural preservation otherwise people will abandon their cultures in search for survival. Therefore, it can be argued that developing culture products for tourism would increase safaris to Uganda and contribute to poverty eradication.
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