Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities (Uganda)

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Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities
Coat of arms of Uganda.svg
Coat of Arms of Uganda
Ministry overview
Superseding agency
Jurisdiction Government of Uganda
Headquarters 2nd Floor
Rwenzori Towersr
6 Nakasero Road
Nakasero, Kampala, Uganda
Website Homepage

The Uganda Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities (MTWA) is the cabinet-level ministry responsible for the promotion of tourism, the preservation and welfare of wildlife, and the preservation, improvement and safekeeping of natural and other national historic sites and monuments.[1]

Location[edit]

The headquarters of the ministry are located on the 2nd Floor, Rwenzori Towers at 6 Nakasero Road, in the Central Division, of Kampala, the capital and largest city of Uganda.[1] The coordinates of the headquarters are 0°19'02.0"N, 32°34'47.0"E (Latitude:0.317223; Longitude:32.579723).[2]

Administration[edit]

Administratively, the ministry is divided into the following departments:

  • Department of Tourism Development - responsible for the coordination of the tourism responsibilities of the ministry. These include the collection, tabulation, analysis, and dissemination of tourism statistics. The department liaises with the Uganda Tourism Board and the Hotel and Tourism Training Institute in performing their tasks.[3]
  • Department of Wildlife Conservation - responsible for "the formulation, monitoring and evaluation of implementation of policies, national plans, legislation, guidelines, and strategies on conservation and development of wildlife resources, and provide appropriate and timely advice to government".[4]
  • Department of Museums and Monuments - tasked to promote, protect and present the natural and cultural heritage of Uganda by collecting, conserving, studying and disseminating information.[5]

Leadership[edit]

The political leader of the ministry is Minister Ephraim Kamuntu.[6] The State Minister for Tourism is Godfrey Kiwanda.[7]

Leadership[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b MTWA (24 October 2016). "About the Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities". Kampala: Uganda Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities (MTWA). Retrieved 24 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Google (24 October 2016). "Location of the Headquarters of the Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 24 October 2016. 
  3. ^ MTWA (24 October 2016). "Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities (Uganda): Department of Tourism Development". Kampala: Uganda Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities (MTWA). Retrieved 24 October 2016. 
  4. ^ MTWA (24 October 2016). "Department of Wildlife Conservation". Kampala: Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities (MTWA). Retrieved 24 October 2016. 
  5. ^ MTWA. "Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities (Uganda): Department of Museums and Monuments". Kampala: Uganda Department of Museums and Monuments (MTWA). Retrieved 24 October 2016. 
  6. ^ Wolfgang, Thome (6 June 2016). "Uganda’s President Museveni names Prof. Ephraim Kamuntu as new Tourism Minister". Kampala: Wolfgang Thome Wordpress. Retrieved 24 October 2016. 
  7. ^ Vision Reporter (22 August 2016). "A new tourism strategy to market Uganda". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 24 October 2016. 

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Coordinates: 00°19′02″N 32°34′47″E / 0.31722°N 32.57972°E / 0.31722; 32.57972