2013 Buganda Tourism Expo expects to attract over 100,000 exhibitors and visitors from different parts of Uganda and overseas. It’s aimed at celebrating and promoting the protection of the environmental sources across the country, The Expo will help in attracting many visitors to come for safaris to Uganda.
The expo which is to run on July 29-August is organized under the theme “Tourism and Water” by the Buganda Kingdom and Ministry of Tourism. The event targets exhibitors including individuals and companies of both local and international genre. Most of these companies will be in position to market Uganda’s safaris to the out side world.
Addressing journalists at Bulange Mengo, the kingdom’s minister for tourism, Ritah Namyalo Kisitu said this year’s tourism expo is to coincide with the Kabaka’s 20th Coronation celebration as part of the activities to mark the celebrations. The Coronation anniversary is to take place on August 3, at Lubiri Palace, in Mengo, Rubaga Division.
Namyalo said Kabaka Ronald Mutebi will be the chief guest on the event on August 3. This event will also encourage cultural exhibits and this will help to improve cultural tourism in Uganda.
“We have received requests from several people locally and internationally who want to showcase their items at the expo. We expect about 100,000 exhibitors and visitors who will come to witness the event,” she said. Such visits will be in position to enhance visitor numbers hence improving the tourism sector.
The event will include the exhibition of wild animals by the Uganda Wildlife Authority for people to have a glimpse of their live totems, display of herbal medicine, Buganda clan exhibition, art and crafts and international cultural exhibitions.
Other events include a simulation of the Kabaka’s coronation ceremonies at Nagalabi, a week-long boat regatta at the Kabaka’s lake, launch of the royal mile and tree planting basing on Buganda totems (clans) and launch of the “Tourism Buganda Magazine”.
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