By Ronald Kabuye
After loosing in the makerere vice chancellor race, the head college of humanity and social sciences at makerere university professor Edward Kasujja Kirumira and a renowned expert in the tourism industry Amos Wekesa have been appointed by the Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Mwenda Mutebi on the incoming Buganda heritage and tourism board of directors.
While launching the new board the Buganda premier Charles Peter Mayiga said that they have trust in the new board to revamp and take Buganda tourism especially in the sector of heritage given their wealth of experience and commitment.
Mayiga also emphasized the fact that tourism is about the history of the country where people see the installations and icons that depict the country’s heritage which Buganda has given it’s existence for over 1009 years now.
He also said that tourism is about public relations where the world get to know about a particular country besides generating revenues, job creation and all other sorts of benefits.
“few make things happen, dozen watch things happen while billions don’t know what’s going on. So you are the few who will revamp tourism in Buganda because you have much potential and we trust you though we know it’s very hard to initiate and maintain a project” said mayiga.
In the same way the chairperson incoming board Jane Nankabirwa Kabubo highlighted the need to take tourism to another level given the potential in Buganda and the people appointed
In the same way the acting chairperson of the out going board Dr. Daniel Yiga said that they have been able to put in place systems and structures, developed a strategic plan and identified and documented the cultural and heritage sites that in existence in Buganda.
On the new board, prof Kirumira will head resource mobilization committee, Amos Wekesa will head product development committe, others include Dr. yiga Daniel vice chairperson, kitenda John treasurer, syson Namaganda musiitwa head human resources committe, Remigious Kigongo head conservation committee, Nsubuga David head promotions and marketing, Rosemary Namatovu Ssenabulya head restoration and development and Kizito Bashir head land matters, research, preservation and gazetting cultural sites members on the board include Ssemakadde James, Ssemuwemba Joseph and Annet Nakawunde.
By Ronald Kabuye