The destination Uganda is preparing to host a famous milk exhibition under the new collaborative umbrella among Uganda National Museum, the Uganda Tourism Board and the University of Zurich’s ethnographic Museum, an event that is believed to attract counts of people to undertake safaris to Uganda
The Swiss Anthropologist Mr. Rahael Schwere visited Uganda in the
previous week and Director of Igongo Cultural Center who is also Uganda
Tourism Board’s chair Mr. James Tumusiime noted in his address during
the visit that the collaboration will aim at transforming the
information about culture in order to stimulate the Uganda safari
undertakers to pick interest in visiting the heritage sites, museums and
monuments in the country.
The need to undertake the lifting of
monuments, Museums and other heritage sites so as to ensure tourism
promotion and developing other products that can be visited by travelers
on safaris in Uganda besides national park is indeed vital for Uganda. Mr. Tumisiime admitted.
Mr. Schwere is visiting researcher in Uganda with keen interest in the
milk communities as the nation plans to host the International Milk
Exhibition that is anticipated in a close period of time. The exhibition
is aimed at attracting a range of cattle keepers to demonstrate their
traditional milk processing and methods of production along with their
storage items and utensils something that is anticipated to be of great
interest to the local population and the foreigners who would end up
undertaking Uganda safaris to experience the thrill.
The milk drinking cultures from various parts of the world are in the
move to carry out a joint milk exhibition in Uganda Considering the fact
that Uganda is rich in culture and moving steadily to transformation
holding the traditional milk processing practices along with the modern
means makes it an ideal center to host such milk exhibition. Mr. Schwere
is undertaking a milk research project in the areas of Soroti, Karamoja
and the west of Karamoja.
On the issue of Museums, it is
unfortunate that Uganda only features three public Museums which are far
below the 1000 museums that are found in Zurich City alone. As if that
is not enough, it can also be noted that the national Museum is also not
well attended to and inadequate space has caused most of the historical
artifacts to remain not displayed for the benefit of travelers on Uganda safari.
Uganda National Museums increasingly receives items of historical
significance that need to be preserved and the recent ones include the
Presidential Cars and story of Albertine Graben Oil discovery.