On his recent visit to the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre, the Minister of State for Tourism Wildlife and Antiquities, Hon Kiwanda Godfrey Ssubbi commended the board, management and staff of the centre for their innovations and contributions to Tourism development in Uganda.
The minister was thrilled to take part in hands on touristic activities that offer a visitor not only the chance to explore, but actually take part in caring for the rescued wildlife under UWEC’s care. Hon Kiwanda met some of our long stay volunteers, (1 week volunteers) from the United States of America and Canada who expressed their gratitude to the people of Uganda.
Lisa and David told the minister about their incredibly unique experience they obtained, working with the staff of the centre; as animal caretakers for the different animals. To them, this was far better than just going on a safari drive anyway in the world!
It is through such initiative that we will be able to excite more visitors to come to Uganda for meaningful tourism, if we are to increase tourist arrivals from 2,000,000 to 5,000,000 per year, which is the Ministry of Tourism Target by 2020 (Hon. Kiwanda G. Ssuubi)
Hon. Kiwanda further alluded to the fact that the word of mouth that a satisfied tourist goes back home with is very powerful than engagement in an image or marketing campaigns for products that don’t give value and experiences to the client.
He therefore called upon all stakeholders to support the drive to “unlock the tourism potential of Uganda” aimed at improving service and value addition to the key attractions. He thus mentioned that UWEC had been chosen as a launch venue, aware that it’s a window on Uganda (Somebody can have Uganda at a glance) and later on plan to explore more!
Visit UWEC and experience the thrill today!