Nigeria & Uganda to Partner in Tourism
News reaching us indicates that Uganda and Nigeria are to partner in tourism, this has come out due to its long lasting cooperation among these two nations. Uganda’s government is however to sign a bi-lateral harmony with the federal government of Nigeria to promote tourism and good communication links within the two states.
Uganda’s minister of state for regional affairs, Mr. Asuman Lukwago, when addressing in the conference said that they are trying to consider a number of reforms to undertake in ensuring that the tourism industries of both countries move a step a head. He said also that their trying to consider a memorandum of understanding(MOU) to improve communication and joint tourism between both countries so that they both(Uganda and Nigeria) have a healthy industry attracting many tourist a cross the world because each country has potential .
The memorandum of understanding is also meant to create a comfortable environment for the increasing number of tourists from Nigeria to Uganda as per now over 1000 Nigerian flop to Uganda to enjoy a number of tourist attractions Uganda is blessed with, most especially the rare mountain gorillas and also to visit the Namugongo shrine where over 20 Uganda martyrs where killed for failing to denounce there religion. These entire where clarified on the night of Thursday as Nigeria was celebrating its 54 years of independence at the residence of the Nigerian high commissioner in Kampala.
The minster also said that Nigeria has been representing the African continent at the international scene through ensuring west African peace stability, contributing to the united nations security council and through entertainment, he added also that time has come for all of us in Africa to take up right full position and claim a platform for our continent in the globe. Nigeria ambassador to Uganda His Excellence Cornelius Omolade Oluwateru highly praised the pleasant relationship among the two countries since 1962 and enhance of the ever growing investments of Nigerians to Uganda.
Uganda and Nigeria have a long lasting relation ship as this is shown in the investment ventures Nigerians have undertaken in Uganda especially financial banking, insurance, and ICT areas Eco bank, Orient Bank and National Insurance Company as major share-holders. Now it is high time that Uganda also picks up interest in the Nigerian economy especially through the Lagos trade fair. And currently speaking you can fly directly to and from Nigeria to Uganda. Oluwateru called also called upon everybody in their power to combat Islamic extremism and international terror activates because the perpetrators are causing too much destruction and pain to the world. As terrorist acts scare way tourists to visit those countries some thing which brings the tourism industry down