Uganda tourism industry loses USD 2 billion due to COVID -19

Niwandinda Daniel
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The tourism sector in Uganda has lost about two billion USD following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
State Minister for tourism Godfrey Kiwanda Suubi says in the financial year 2019/2020 Tourism contributes 1.6 billion which amount to 10% of the country’s GDP.

The outbreak of Covid -19 has affected a many sectors like transport, business, education and the tourism sector.
Many in the hotel and tour industry have lost jobs.
Minister of state for tourism Godfrey Kiwanda Suubi says they have embarked on a recovery program to revamp the tourism industry.

Minister Kiwanda says the country has lost about four quarters of time equivalent to a period of one year.

Marketing manager Uganda tourism Board Clare Mugabi says the tourism board has strategies to revive the sector.

A team has been deployed upcountry to implement the standard operation procedures in different places to ensure safety of tourists.

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