Opportunities for Improving Communities' Welfare through Tourism: Murchison Falls National Park

Opportunities for Improving Communities' Welfare through Tourism: Murchison Falls National Park

Issue 42: Opportunities for improving communities’ welfare through growth of tourism in Uganda: The Case of Murchison Falls National Park

The rich and largely untapped Uganda's tourism potential remains an important avenue for economic growth and welfare improvement of communities living around the national parks. This policy brief examines how growth of tourism could improve the welfare of the communities living around the Murchison Falls National Park.

It points out that for the local communities to benefit from tourism, the government should: - i) facilitate development of local people's culture into tourism products, ii) build communities' capacity to harness benefits presented by tourism and , iii) engage in an aggressive campaign to market tourism. Communities' capacity to supply agricultural produce to hotels should also be enhanced.

Date: 2014-01-24

Author: Francis Mwaura

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Created Date: 01-24-2014
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