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Uganda tourism sector could do a lot better - Nikiwe Bikitsha

Uganda's tourism sector contributes 9% to the country's national GDP despite transport, infrastructure and marketing challenges.

Acclaimed journalist, Nikiwe Bikitsha, Bikitsha spoke to Xolani Gwala about her experiences in the eastern African country as she explores ways of doing business.

Listen to Nikiwe Bikitsha below for more information about Uganda's business opportunities...

Bikitsha says one of the challenges is that Uganda doesn't have its own national carrier, therefore tourists need to travel via Kenya or South Africa. However, local tourism ambassador Eric Ntalo points out that despite strong regional competition, and marginal marketing budgets, the impressive list of varied attractions is what keeps people coming back to this country.

Uganda is a blessed country!

Eric Ntalo, Tourscope Communications Manager

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She has also tasted Uganda's famous meal, rolex, after a suggestion from a listener.

The rolex gets a 100% marks from me.

Nikiwe Bikitsha

While in Kampala, Nikiwe visited top Ugandan chef Emmanuel Gonahasa. He dreams of opening a number of restaurants across Uganda - serving very good food to the ordinary man. He says Ugandan cooking is largely bland and is characterised by stews and boiled food. As a result he is writing a cookbook that I hope will improve nutrition in his community.

He showed Nikiwe how a polex - a rolex containing pork - is made...


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