Singer Idrisa Musuza commonly known as Eddy Kenzo has been named Uganda’s Tourism Ambassador.
He has been unveiled by the State Minister for Tourism Godfrey Kiwanda Suubi. Kenzo is expected to market the country’s tourist attractions on the international scene.
Eddy Kenzo joins the campaign to push forward majorly three Tulambule campaigns. The campaigns include Twende Uganda campaign whose purpose is to increase the awareness amongst the east African community (EAC), Destination Uganda campaign- targeting the rest of Africa and the Pearl of Africa Tourism Campaign whose target is the international scene.
“In such a dull period of the pandemic, A voice of hope and reassurance is what we need to soldier on, and Eddy Kenzo’s Music has been that Instrumental voice that’s restored hope, built confidence and showcased our strength to move forth,” Mr. Kiwanda said.
He said that while there have been other personalities that have taken on showcasing the beauty of the Pearl on their own personal made fame, Eddy Kenzo’s fame and following are a resource to utilise in marketing our own country.
In his remarks, Eddy Kenzo emotionally narrated how Kiwanda called to ask him how much it would take him to market his own country in 2017 after he was appointed Kenya’s tourism Ambassador.
“It’s from this background that he felt so touched and decided that once his contract with Kenya ended, he would willingly market Uganda’s Tourism and as a destination at no cost.”
Kenzo handed his best international awards to Uganda National Museum in 2018 to act as an inspiration for the young generation, and increase the numbers of museum visitors.