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MPs demand for review of tourism agencies

FILE PHOTO: Museveni last year approved three companies to market Ugandan travel and tourism globally

Members of Parliament (MPs) have threatened to block the budget for the tourism industry unless all four bodies involved in the tourism sector have functional boards.

In the proposed budget for next financial year, tourism has been allotted Shs89billion but the ministry is requesting for an additional Shs65bn to market the country as a tourism destination.

The MPs however wondered why the Uganda Wildlife Authority, Uganda Hotel and Tourism Training Institute, Uganda Wildlife Education Centre and Uganda Wildlife Training Institute do not have boards.

One of the MPs said it could be a ploy by some people to misappropriate money since boards will not be there to check the excesses.

The MPs resolved that they will not pass the budget unless the boards are in place saying that the Executive Directors will have full sway over how the money is used if the budget is passed in the current circumstances.

One comment

  1. nabisubi susan

    I support the idea of creating boards for the four bodies.
    A few big wigs are busy chewing and enjoying the tourism funds while our tourism sector still needs to be boosted.
    By the way, the selected board members must thoroughly be checked on their integrity levels.

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