The Minister of ICT and National Guidance Hon. Frank K Tumwebaze has called on the Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) to consider the unique features of the Ankole Long horned cows as serious domestic tourism endowments to sell and brand Uganda. He said this while touring his farm of the same Ankole breed.
“The Ankole Cow is an all round perfect Creature. It’s friendly and human. It’s beautiful yet genetically strong. Of all cattle breeds, none beats it on immunity and being resistant to diseases and harsh weather like drought. It has been a great source of livelihood for many pastoralist communities.
Uganda Toursim board (#UTB) and the entire leadership of the Tourism sector, should seriously leverage the unique features of the Ankole Long horned Cow as serious Domestic Tourism endowments to sell and brand Uganda better. This will complement our wildlife resources and push up the tourism visiting numbers. It’s always refreshing for me to return to the farm to graze, feel and speak with these Cows. #Lovely,” Frank said.
Meanwhile the minister has continued his Barazas program in his constituency which is aimed at reviewing service delivery in the area.
“On 29th December 2017, I launched yet again Parish Barazas in my constituency. We had the same Barazas last year around the same time but at sub county level. To ease movement of people we decided then that the coming year we should move the Barazas to parishes. I am happy to have lived to this resolution and promise. The first parish Baraza was kicked off at Kabuye parish in Biguli s/county. END of every December & beginning of every January, I take leave to do these Barazas in the constituency, to interact with wanainchi to review services delivered, those pending and why. All leaders of the various levels of government take their turns to explain what they have & haven’t done in the year. The residents get time to ask questions and react to the various reports of leaders. These Barazas have proved to be very effective platforms of public accountability & monitoring. I will use my January annual leave to conduct these parish based meetings/Barazas in all the 15 parishes of my constituency. Our constituency-Parish based Barazas continue. Last week I interacted with residents of Kidunduma parish-Nkoma S/county. At these annual Barazas we review performance of public services, hear views of the residents & document weak areas 4 follow up. #Publicaccountability,” Frank posted.