Rewind to July 2012 when Spanish Prime Minister Rajoy sent a text during eurozone bailout negotiations which said: “Spain is not Uganda.” So its payback time as the son of Kaguta tells the world Uganda has more to offer tourists than Spain. But we know he is right.
Uganda is a “good place on the globe where you go and have a nice life”, he said, pointing to a favourable climate unlike Spain which is too “hot and humid” in the summer, the Guardian quoted him.
“The biggest problem with tourism is poor promotion,” Museveni said. “In Europe, people go to the Mediterranean coast. I visited Spain, it is very hot and humid in summer. I think Uganda would be a better destination than some of those destinations.”
“We are right on the Equator but because of the high altitude, we have snow-capped mountains, but even where there is no snow, the climate is very mild – very good for the human beings,” he said, criticising tourism officials for merely promoting Uganda as having “only some chimpanzees and so on”.
Uganda, he argued, was a “good place on the globe where you go and have a nice life”.
But he declared Uganda’s Tourism Promotion Board should be renamed the “tourism suppression board”.