UTB Assures Tourists Of Safety Despite Terror Threats

Dr. Stephen Asiimwe
Dr. Stephen Asiimwe ED Uganda Tourism Board

Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) has assured tourists of safety despite terror threats.  UTB is a body which was established through an Act of Parliament in November 1994.  UTB’s primary mandate is to be the tourism promotion arm of Government, through the Ministry of Tourism, Trade and Industry.

In  a letter dated 4th july, The tourism body clarified that security agencies are on high alert to avert any threats related to Terrorism. Below is a full press release to that effect .

 

Press Release
July 4th, 2014
In light of the recent Terror Alerts in Uganda, UTB wishes to clarify as follows;
The US Embassy issued a statement warning of a looming attack on Uganda’s International Airport and other facilities such as hotels and other busy city areas.
There were however no such attacks anywhere in the country. The Uganda Police Force – Counter Terrorism Unit has since clarified that these warnings were in a way alarmist and uncalled for.
All security agencies are on high alert and will counter any planned such acts by any terrors groups on Ugandan citizens and visitors. As a country we pride in ensuring our visitors safety and Uganda is among the safest destinations for tourists and travelers in Africa. All our borders are fully pacified and secure.
We also wish to further clarify that Air Uganda is grounded on technical grounds and not because of any terror alerts.
UTB wishes to encourage all visitors who are within the borders of Uganda and those planning to travel to proceed with their plans as the security forces continue to do their part. We urge all our visitors to take extra precaution and to comply with security checks.

For more information please contact
Uganda Tourism Board
Plot 42, Windsor Crescent, Kololo
Tel: 0414 342 196/7 or Fax: 0414 342 188
E: [email protected]

 

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