- Tororo rock commissioned as a tourism site
- UTB working on profiling the rock
- Tororo leaders say cable cars will unlock the potential of this tourism site
Tororo Municipality Member of Parliament Apolo Yeri has asked Ministry of Tourism officials to set aside funds for a cable car facility in the next national budget. Yeri explains that this will go a long way in unlocking the potential to attract tourists to Tororo Rock.
He was speaking during the commemoration of World Wildlife Day which was celebrated on Friday, March 3, 2023, in the Eastern District of Tororo under the theme Partnerships for Wildlife Conservation.
The said rock, which lies about 5 kilometers southwest of Tororo town and rises to about 1,800 meters above sea level, was commissioned as a tourist site.
Honorable Yeri who is also a member of the budget committee pledged to help push for the cause once it comes before Parliament.
“This is a very unique gift we have, you can only find similar rocks in South Africa and Nigeria, so why not market this destination," he asked.
The Minister of Tourism Wildlife and Antiquities Hon Tom Butime expressed willingness to have the Bukedi sub-region which comprises six districts of Tororo, Pallisa, Kibuku, Budaka, Butaleja, and Busia marketed to the fullest sighting a number of unique virgin areas of interest.
He revealed that under the National Museums and Monuments Act, the government could declare Tororo Rock a national heritage and cultural site, which would help preserve and protect it from encroachers.
Minister Butime also said he had directed the Uganda Tourism Board to embark on this project and soon there will be a vibrant package to offer to both our local and foreign tourists.
Lilly Ajarova, the CEO of the Uganda Tourism Board disclosed at the event that their product development team would soon profile what the region has to offer.
“Once our team is done with the compilation work, we will then bring onboard other partners such as tour operators for them to know exactly what to package when bringing in tourists”.
"Uganda is such a beautiful country, and it is fascinating to know that in every region you visit, you are surely going to find something unique," Miss Ajarova added.