1.9 BILLION SHILLINGS DISTRICT TOURISM DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR KIRYANDONGO APPROVED
Kiryandongo District has approved a Shillings 1.9 billion Tourism Development Plan which will run for five years. The plan was approved by the District council which sat on June 30,2023.
According to Ronald Rimbosh Okello the Tourism Officer, the plan will help in improving the stock and quality of tourism infrastructure, developing & diversify tourism products, developing a pool of skilled personnel along the tourism value chain and promoting domestic and inbound tourism an enhanced regulated, coordinated & managed tourism in the District.
Kiryandongo District has a variety of tourism potentials ranging from flora and fauna with three quarters of Murchison Falls National park to cultural and historical sites and this informed the development of the District Tourism Development Plan.
The plan targets to increase tourism foreign exchange earnings from 1.45 billion to 1.862 billion Ugandan Shillings, tourism share to GDP from 7.3% to 8.5% and direct employment of youth from 5% to 50% by 2025.