Tourism Minister Ephraim Kamuntu on Monday presented to President Museveni Monday the Gold Award that Uganda won at the Indaba Tourism Fair in Durban, South Africa.
It is the third time Uganda scores highly at the world’s third most important tourism exhibition.
Museveni also received a goodwill message from His Excellency Cyril Ramaphosa, who has taken keen interest in resolving the unnecessary bureaucracy Ugandans are subjected to when seeking South African visas.
“Ugandans should get visas on entry in South Africa just as we do with them here,” he said.
Museveni congratulated and thanked Team Uganda that showcased to the world the exceptional natural resource endowments for tourist attraction in the Pearl of Africa, and won us this recognition in Durban.
“The true spirit of the people of Uganda and the beauty of our land continue to get deserving recognition across the world, irrespective of the few elements that are working hard to tarnish our image and other developments.”
He added: “The NRM government will not abdicate its responsibility to fight these elements.”