The Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife, and Antiquities has officially Launched and named, the Kira road-Mulago roundabout street, Wildlife Street.
The event follows the beautification exercise that has been done on the said Street, with 10 placed monuments of some of the wildlife Uganda prides in.
The MoU bringing this to accomplishment was signed between KCCA and UWA in Oct 2016 to jointly work to beautify and promote Kampala City.
Speaking at the launch, the minister of tourism and wildlife and antiquities Hon. Tom Butime retorted on the COVID-19 pandemic that has greatly affected international travel.
He indicated that it will take a while to get back to where the sector was at the beginning of this year.
The Hon. Minister, however, noted that with initiatives like this, Ugandans will pick an interest and be inspired to visit these animals in the wild.
“The Launch of the wildlife street comes timely at a time the sector is on its baby steps of recovery,” the Minister stated.
Last month Uganda tourism board (UTB) launched a campaign: Take on The Pearl, UWEC opened its gates for visitors, UWA reopened its savannah parks and primate tourism, yet Ngamba Island chimpanzee sanctuary is also now open.
The minister added that concerted efforts have been set crowned with the opening of the International Airport on 1st October 2020 should see Tourism achieving an early comeback.
The Launch was also witnessed by the PS, MTWA, Madam Doreen Katusiime, UWA BoT Chair, Dr. Panta Kasoma, ED UWA, Mr. Sam Mwanda, ED KCCA Ms. Dorothy Kisaka, CEO UTB, Lilly Ajarova, ED, UTA, and other technical dignitaries from relevant agencies.