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Government assures tourists of safety

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Dr. Chris Baryomunsi, the Minister of ICT and National Guidance speaking to journalists at the Uganda Media Centre

Uganda earns more than 1.5 billion USD from tourism every year. The sector was just beginning to recover from the effects of coronavirus-induced lockdowns that saw the number of tourists visiting the country reduce to record levels.

However, there’s fear of facing a decline due to recent bombs that were detonated in the heart of Kampala at the Central Police Station and at Parliamentary Avenue.

The government, however, has appealed to tourists not to cancel their planned visits to Uganda following the recent wave of bombings in the different parts of Kampala.

While speaking to journalists on Thursday at the Uganda Media Center (UMC), Minister of Information and National Guidance Dr. Chris Baryomunsi said despite the bomb incidents which he described as isolated, Uganda remains very secure for everybody including tourists.

We want to assure Ugandans and our visitors that Uganda is secure from corner to corner. There is no need for a tourist to cancel his or her travel to Uganda,” he said.

However we must remain vigilant and alert. Should you suspect that someone near you could be a terrorist, inform the security officers immediately,” he added.

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