Published on : Friday, December 1, 2017
The world bank has released sh24.5b to re-develop and upgrade the Uganda tourism.Ephraim Kamuntu, the tourism minister explained that the government of Uganda got loan from the bank.
While officiating the ninth graduation ceremony of 364 students at the Uganda Hotel and Tourism Training Institute (UHTTI) in Jinja he said that in 1994, the Government specified the hotel and tourism training institute as the institute with the basic requirements to train students in hotel management and tourism. The government got a loan to upgrade the institute to a three-star modern and an international hotel and training institute.
He further added that the money will only be allocated to re-develop and upgrade the Uganda Hotel and Tourism Training Institute and Crested Crane Hotel to an international level.
The three-star will be inclusive of training kitchens, training restaurants, language laboratories, hotel bedrooms and other training facilities.
The students graduated in certificates and diplomas in hotel management, birding and tourism.
According to Miriam Namutosi Amori, the principal of UHTTI, the curriculum will be reviewed to the international standards.
Minister Kamuntu said that the tourism sector for 2015-2020 focuses on unlocking the consequences in the sector. Tourism contributes nearly 10% of GDP and it is the top exchange sector in the country and it brings a lot of money to the country more than Agriculture.