Key national and International actors in Tourism converged today at Rwenzori international Hotel- kasese municipality to discuss Tourism, trade and investment opportunities and potentials in Kasese and Rwenzori region at large ahead of the Tusker lite Rwenzori Marathon.
The Summit comes as one of the major activities under the Rwenzori Theluji Festival which was launched and gazetted by Minister of state for Tourism Hon. Martin Behinduka Mugarra in year 2022 as a national event to annually happen in Kasese.
The summit which was organized by Kasese Tourism Investors Forum with support from Uganda Tourism Board was attended by delegates from different government agencies and private sector to discuss the future of Kasese as the best tourism destination.
At the Summit, the key note speaker Hon. Godfrey Kabyanga Kiime the Minister of State for ICT and National Guidance assured congregates of Government commitment to continue building an enabling environment for tourism development in Kasese. He also assured the visitors of the security in the district.
The summit was also attended by Rev James Kim a specialist on Mind Education from Korea who urged Ugandans to embrace voluntarism as the best way to transform their communities. He condemned the bad habit of Ugandans blaming the government for poverty without making voluntary contributions.
Richard Nuwesiga Acting director Investment, Innovation shared on opportunities of investment in Kasese and how the people of Kasese can utilise the Innovation Village which has been planned to be set in the industrial park to give an opportunity to small investors in different value chains.
Amos Wekesa a tourism Investor and lead mobiliser for the Tusker lite Rwenzori Marathon said that he is working so hard to see the Tusker lite lite Marathon become one of the best world’s Marathons. He added that their major target is to bring about 4000 runners to participate in the Rwenzori Tusker lite next year. He asked the people of Kasese to utilize the Marathon opportunity to make money.
The Rwenzori Theluji event will continue happening in Kasese as an annual Tourism event and comes as a blessing for the actors in Tourism and beyond.