Uganda Tourism Board Welcomes New Board of Directors

Uganda Tourism Board
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THE UGANDA TOURISM BOARD USHERS IN A NEW ERA WITH A HISTORICALLY DIVERSE BOARD, PROMISING CONTINUED INNOVATION AND COLLABORATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF THE COUNTRY’S TOURISM SECTOR.

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In a vibrant ceremony at Mestil Hotel, Kampala, Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) celebrated the inauguration of its new Board of Directors. The event, graced by Minister of Tourism Wildlife and Antiquities, Hon. Tom Butime, marked a pivotal moment for Uganda’s tourism sector.

The move unfolded as Pearl Hoareau Kakooza assumed the role of UTB’s first female chairperson. This achievement echoes Uganda’s commitment to gender diversity in leadership, following Lilly Ajarova’s appointment as the first female CEO in 2019.

The newly appointed Board, led by Kakooza, brings together individuals with diverse backgrounds from civil aviation, finance, wildlife, arts, crafts, tour operators, and hospitality. This rich blend of expertise ensures a well-rounded perspective for advancing Uganda’s tourism sector.

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During the inauguration, Minister Butime lauded the outgoing Board for their contributions to Uganda’s global tourism appeal and cultural heritage preservation. He expressed confidence in the new Board’s ability to build upon these achievements for further sectoral advancement.

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New Uganda Tourism Board’s Vision

Outgoing Chairman, Hon. Daudi Migereko, stressed the importance of prioritizing domestic tourism and fostering collaborations for sectoral growth. Additionally, he urged the new Board to continue these efforts and capitalize on opportunities to position Uganda as a top tourist destination.

In her remarks, Chairperson Kakooza expressed gratitude for the opportunity, pledging to continue the work of her predecessors in marketing Uganda and attracting more visitors.

The CEO of UTB also reinforced the organization’s commitment to close collaboration with stakeholders to drive innovation, foster sustainable tourism practices, and unlock Uganda’s tourism sector’s full potential.

Moreover, the ceremony highlighted the significance of continuity, collaboration, and progress in enhancing Uganda’s tourism profile. The new Board is poised to play a vital role in achieving these objectives through their leadership and collective efforts.

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