JAPAN ARGUES UGANDA TO IMPROVE HER IMAGE FOR BETTER TOURISM PROSPECTS
The Officials from the Parliament of Japan have promised promotional support to Uganda as an investment and tourism destination provided the nation is willing to alter her image that has been characterized by the ill acts of the LRA rebels for two decades in northern Uganda that have always affected the number of those undertaking safaris in Uganda.
This comes out after the Uganda safari tour that was undertaken by the two Japanese Members of Parliament Mr. Daishiro Yamagiwa and Mr. Asahiko Mihara who acknowledged that Uganda is a rich country full of opportunities and potential. The potential and opportunities were greatly seen in the tourism sector and agribusiness.
The Japanese delegation noted that the image of Uganda has been greatly affected by the war in northern Uganda and the terror attacks of the Al shabaab which in return have limited the number of tourists wishing to plan safaris to Uganda. They used an example from their country that if someone mentions Uganda in Japan, the Japanese would think of LRA war and insecurity which is not the case apparently.
However, the government has already made attempts to alter this bad image as 6billion Shillings have been identified to promote Uganda in Germany, USA and UK which is anticipated to generate positive results thus increasing safaris to Uganda.
Uganda is a great safari destination with various tourist attractions and activities ranging from gorilla trekking,cultural safaris which always leave Uganda Safari undertakers in a considerable satisfaction.
Prime Uganda safaris & Tours Ltd
By Siima Simon Peter