MPs pass proposal to establish Luwero Triangle museum 


Members of Parliament have adopted a report of the Ministry of Tourism seeking to establish the Luwereo Triangle Museum in memory of the National Resistance Army

In 1981, President Museveni launched the National resistance army  guerrilla war that brought him to power in 1986. Luwero is located in the northern part of Kampala. The area was known for persecution of civilians as the rebels battled the soldiers of President Milton Obote.

The move came after  MPs on the Committee on Tourism, Trade and Industry, presented ministerial policy statements and budget estimates of the Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities for financial year 2018/19.

In their report, the MPs expressed concern that Government didn’t care for museums and tourism sites in the country.

According to the report, other countries like Rwanda are getting a lot of foreign exchange from the Rwanda genocide tourism site.

Meanwhile, Parliament also adopted a proposal by the Committee to have the Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) to levy fees through licensing and regulating tourism services and facilities for more revenue.

While appearing before the Committee to defend their budget, the officials from the Tourism Board told MPs that the committee observed with concern that Uganda Tourism Board is facing numerous funding challenges which has left the body incapacitated to compete with other regional destinations.

They say last year the board was budgeted for 18Bn, but only 4Billion was released.