Uganda’s ‘Women of Substance’ moot club to boost tourism
Kampala October 11- A group of ten high profile Ugandan women executives have launched the Women of Substance Club as a vehicle through which they will promote cultural tourism.
The women who say they drew inspiration from a familiarisation trip to some of South Africa’s finest destinations aim to leverage Uganda’s diverse culture, traditions and way of life to develop a cultural tourism product.
“Cultural tourism is the big thing now, we want to add this aspect to boost our tourism levels,” Eugenie NsubugaWindt, the Managing Director at Swan Air / Carlson Wagonlit Travel said.
Another member, Yogi Birigwa, the South African Airways Manager for Uganda said the Club’s primary focus would be to create and develop a cultural museum to reflect the diversity in Uganda. “We believe this will ensure a lasting legacy through which we will be appreciated as Ugandan people,” she added.
According to Yogi, the cultural museum will be a one stop cultural Centre from where both local and international tourists can learn about the different kinds of people in Uganda, their cultures, traditions, and their various ways of life including dressing, music, dance, food and celebrations among others.
Other members of the club that is still in its infancy are: NTV Uganda MD Agnes Asiimwe Konde, Victorious Education Services Principal Barbara Ofwono Buyondo, Asyanut Safaris MD Babra A. Vanhelleputte, Mentors Team Africa founder and Managing Director Gorretie Bamwanga, Jennifer Kabanyana Mwijukye the CEO Unifreight Group of companies; Joan Kantu Elsie the Managing Director Lets Go Travel Uganda, Maria Mary Baryamujura the founder of Community Based Tourism Initiative, Nandawula Kanyerezi Mutema the ED at The Clinic and
Olive Zaitun Kigongo the President Uganda National Chamber of Commerce.