Uganda Tourism Board Signs 3 years Partnership Deal with Golfers

Out going Uganda Tourism Board CEO Stephen Asiimwe(C) Addressing Media At The Kitante Golf Club - Copy

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.

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