By Norman Isaac Mwambazi
It is without a doubt that the tourism sector has been the worst hit by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Tourism was totally non-performing when countries decided to go into total lockdown not only to keep the population safe, but to keep wildlife safe too.
As the government continues to reopen different sectors of the economy including borders and Entebbe International Airport, it is believed that tourism will slowly pick up pace, and that is why Buganda Kingdom has decided to reopen its tourist sites.
Buganda Kingdom Minister for Culture and Tourism, Kiwalabye Male, announced this on Sunday, saying that the Kingdom has put in place Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and is ready to receive tourists again.
The reopened sites include; Bulange Mengo, Kabakanjagala, Naggalabi Coronation site, Jinja Mawuuno, and Wamala Royal Tombs.
The reopening of these cultural sites for tourists coincides with Uganda Tourism Board’s current “Take On The Pearl” campaign, which is aimed at encouraging Ugandans to tour their own country in a bid to promote domestic tourism as the country waits international tourists.