Kagulu hill in Buyende district is to receive over Shs90m from the government of Uganda to develop the site into an international tourism site.
The Shs90 million project that is starting soon is going to see construction of steps at the hill, which has already been contracted to the national army [UPDF].
The army will also construct guesthouses, modern restaurants, the Kagulu hill road from Kamuli to Buyende and recruit human resource to service the place.
This was disclosed by the Speaker of Parliament, Hon Rebecca Kadaga, while leading the IGAD delegation to tour the Kagulu hill tourism site in Buyende district.
Uganda is one of the countries endowed with beautiful tourism sites and sceneries in Africa making it the Pearl of Africa.
Currently, the tourism industry in Uganda contributes about Shs6 billion to the economy, which is less, compared to the tourism sites in the country.
While leading a delegation of IGAD members to one of Busoga regions untapped tourism site of Kagulu hill, Kadaga said Uganda has a lot of untapped tourism potentials that Need to be developed and utilized.
According to Kadaga, the country is losing a lot of money from such untapped tourist potentials which she says is worthy substituting the merger revenue collected from the industry due to lack of streamlined data capturing in many potential tourism sites.
Kadaga challenged the Uganda Tourism Board to intensify the advertising of Uganda to the outside world by developing such sites like the Kagulu hills, Nyero paintings in Ngora district.
She urged them to streamline data capturing in both developed and non-developed sites and have the current 6 billion revenue collected from tourism increased.
Through its representative to the IGAD meeting Ali Mohammed, the government of Somalia has pledged to contribute some money for the construction of the Kagulu tour center.
Some potential activities at Kagulu hill worthy touring is the one million climbing competition that is carried out once every year in the month of May.
Some excited members of IGAD has thanked the Kagulu hill management for the initiative and promised to keep visiting the hill.