19 November 2012

Uganda: Govt Challenged to Invest in Tour Guides

Kampala — The Uganda Safari Guides Association (USAGA) has challenged government to invest more money in the training of safari guides.

Mr. Herbert Byaruhanga the president said although the sector is growing, it lacks the technical personnel like professional tour guides who are the image of the industry.

"These guides are the foot soldiers. They deserve special attention as they can make or break the industry," he observed.

USAGA conducted training recently for the guides in Queen Elizabeth National Park, which imparted them with skills like plant identification and naming, communication skills, tourist driving basics, hosting skills and Etiquette, among others.

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