Namuganza joins Kadaga to unveil two tourism sites in Busoga

Namuganza joins Kadaga to unveil two tourism sites in Busoga

Kadaga (middle) and Namuganza at the launch. PHOTO URN

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two tourism sites have been unveiled in the Busoga Region. They are Kikalu Rock Hill and Namakoko Landing Site, all in Nangonde Sub County.

They were unveiled by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for East African Affairs, Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga, and State Minister for State Minister for Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Persis Namuganza. This brings the number of tourist sites  to 38 which are spread across different districts in Busoga

Kikalu Rock Hill features unique attractions such as a cave-like sitting room, a centuries-old banana plant, and a perpetual well. The site spans 30 acres and holds significant cultural and historical value.

Namakoko Landing Site, situated in Namakoko Village, marks the boundary between the Busoga and Teso sub-regions. Locals believe the site has spiritual significance, with many seeking blessings, children, and riches through traditional prayers.

Kadaga who is also the patron of tourism in Busoga Kingdom said that communities neighboring the new sites should have a strategic business plan, and also rely on social media tools like TikTok to market the uniqueness of the sites to attract tourists.

Namuganza rallied communities to focus on improving the locally available resources to accommodate tourists as they await government support to improve the infrastructure across the different tourism sites in Busoga.

“Most of these tourism sites are located far away from urban areas and at times tourists are attracted to these huts within our communities, therefore, it is a matter of improving sanitation to ensure decency whenever such guests throng our areas to ease their urge of returning for future visits,” Namuganza said.

Busoga’s tourism minister, Hellen Namutamba challenged communities to transform the economic potential of their communities through tourism.

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