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UGANDA AND SOUTH AFRICA COMMIT TO BOOST TOURISM

Monday, 7th May 2018

On the sidelines of the Africa Travel Indaba 7-10 May 2018, the Minister for Tourism Hon Ephraim Kamuntu held a bilateral meeting with Mr. Derek Andre Hanekom Minister for Tourism of South Africa.

Among other things the two Ministers appreciated the new visa exemption regime for holders of diplomatic and official passports from the two countries. They hoped that further negotiation will lead to this facility being extended to all citizens from both countries as it will go along way in promoting tourism,trade and investment between both countries.

Hon. Ephraim Kamuntu took opportunity to invite his counterpart to visit Uganda to view source of the mighty R.Nile as well as track the famous mountain gorillas, 54% of which reside in Western Uganda. Mr. Derek Andre Hanekom accepted the invitation.

He also invited his colleague Minister to attend the Tourism Trade Show, similar to the ongoing Tourism Indaba,slated to take place in Kampala in Feb 2019(actual date to be communicated).


The meeting was also attended by H.E Nekesa Barbara and Mr.Julius J.Kivuna, High Commissioner and Minister Councellor from the Uganda High Commission-Pretoria.

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