By Juma Nsubuga
Government has announced its plans to take over the management of the source of the Nile effective next year in an effort to develop the area for tourism.
The minister of tourism Maria Mutagamba announced on today that the government’s decision to take over the management of Nile will help boost the area’s tourism numbers as well as scaling down the charges paid by tourists while touring the area.
She said that currently the tourism site is under the management of Jinja municipal council and a person to tour the site has to pay UGX80, 000 or UGX.100, 000 which she said that scares away local tourists.
Minister Mutagamba added that river Nile was declared among the seven natural wonders on the African continent at the ceremony held in in Arusha on Monday this week.
The minister further said that government is to double its efforts towards conserving the resources to attract more tourists for years to come.