By. Damba Rogers
In a bid to take expose Ugandan cultures to the globe, ministry of gender and culture is to start exporting the 64 cultures in Uganda to the USA for showcasing to the people in the US and Ugandans living in the US as well.
in charge of culture, Peace Mutuzo
reveals that foreigners have been flying down to Uganda for cultural tourism
but many have been missing out on certain cultures hence the reason by a few Ugandans
partnering with people from the US to host the Uganda international cultural
cultures represent the 64 major tribes hosted in Uganda among them being,
Baganda, Basoga, Bagisu, Ankole, Bakiga, Batoro, Banyoro, Acholi, Aru, Madi,
Karamajong, Ateso among others.
these tribes and cultures being far away from Kampala or central, most tourists
don’t get a chance to travel upcountry to interact with them. And this
opportunity now presents a new window to people in the US to see all the
cultures on one stage.
adds that selection of the best performing groups from all the 64 cultures across Uganda will fly to
the US to showcase their respective culture performances among other activies
to the people in the US.
will be allowed to fly out 10 participants, noting that government will support
the travelling groups with Visas and airtickets.
international culture expo is an event government of Uganda and the promoters
plan to turn into an annual event and move it to other countries not only in
the US”. Says Hon. Mutuzo.