Monday, May 9, 2011

Tourism loses Shs239bn a month over food riots

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Hotel rooms empty as tourists cancel bookings

BY SUZAN KABARWANI & RHITA ARINAITWE

Uganda may be losing up to US$100 million (about Shs239bn) per month in tourism revenue due to ongoing walk-to-work demonstrations in Kampala and other major towns, Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) has revealed. “Our conviction was that this year we shall probably collect well above $1 billion. Unfortunately unless something is done, we might not be able to realise this target,” said Edwin Muzahura, the head

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