President Yoweri Museveni has called on investors to exploit Uganda’s tourism potential, describing it as a gold mine.
He assured them that there was a lot of untapped potential in the country’s tourism sector noting that all the country’s national parks and game reserves are safe while the government has done all it take to halt poaching.
The President was meeting a group of investors in the tourism sector led by Dr. Max Graham the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Space for Giants an organization dedicated to conservation of the African elephants on the sidelines of Giants Summit. Giants summit a special tourism conservation meeting was convened to draw strategies to counter poaching and safeguard the elephants.
President Museveni further appealed to them to take advantage of the big agricultural potential of the country’s agricultural sector and invest in the agro-processing industry noting that the country has continued to export unprocessed agricultural products due to lack of enough investors in the sector.
He particularly appealed to them to come and invest in the processing of fruits; cereals, leather, bananas and the mining sector and assured them of the government support and cooperation.
Mr. Max Graham and his team told the President that they interested in investing in tourism conservation, eco-tourism, education and promotion of agriculture and agro-processing.