District leaders urged to embrace tourism as new revenue source
Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) has urged district leaders to seize and develop the manytourismattractions in their localities as a new revenue platform.
Speakingto about 300 local government chairman, accounting officers and Resident District Commissioners (RDCs) recently, John Ssempebwa, UTB deputy chief executive officer, reminded the leaders that tourism is the largest, and fastest growing business in the world and Uganda is blessed with various tourist attraction centers.
The tourism value chain creates millions of jobs and increases incomes which transcends every household and sector as opposed to some sectors that only benefit a few.
Fordistricts, if service sectors like hotels, restaurants are managed to stipulate standards, they can act as stimuli to attracting tourists in big numbers which in turn results in more taxes to deliver better services.