Out going Uganda Tourism Board CEO Stephen Asiimwe(C) Addressing Media At The Kitante Golf Club
By PEACOCK KAWEESA
The Uganda Tourism Board and Uganda Golf Union have signed a 3yrs partnership deal to promote Golf tourism in the country. This comes ahead of the Uganda Golf Open championships set for later this year.
The tourism board CEO Stephen Asiimwe and golf union president Innocent Kihika signed the deal and memorandum of understanding on Monday at the Uganda golf Club , Kitante. The partnership will see both institutions work together to position Uganda as Africa’s premier golf tourism destination.
The tourism board has taken an active step in forming a rich partnerships as a strategy to promote Uganda as a top golf tourism destination in Africa. The tourism board president added that Uganda is blessed with several tourism potentials including lakes, rivers, mountains and animals centers to mention but a few.
He added that Uganda is uniquely placed in such a way that every golf course is near a tourist attraction, for example the Jinja Golf course is near the source of the Nile, Mbale Golf course is adjacent to Mt Elgon and Sipi falls,Entebbe Golf course is overlooking Lake Victoria and the Uganda Wildlife Education Center.
This means that every golfer in Uganda or golfer coming into the country stands a prospect to experience the surrounding tourist attractions. He noted that partnership will yield lots of fruits including marketing tour agencies, hotels and golf clubs spread across the country.
The golf union president commented on the partnership has a unique opportunity to promote the 18 golf clubs in the country and since Uganda is rated amongst the best suitable destinations in the World to play golf. The Uganda Tourism Board has budgeted over fifty million shillings to be used in the first year to promote the golfing sport in the country.