Jinja is in the enchanting mood as the hopes of developing the Source of the Nile – one of the famous and strategic Uganda Safari tour sites have eventually met the reality. Mr Yong Wan, the Mayor of Chinese City of Wuhan in his recent visit promised support in terms of infrastructure as regards the beautification and development of the this site.
Interestingly, Wuhan and Jinja have got a remarkable
similarity since they are both gifted with lush flowing water bodies in
their neighbourhood. The City of Yuhan is positioned at the convergence
of Han and Yangzi Rivers in between Beijing and Guangzhou. The Wuhan
City is composed of three (3) towns including; Hankou, Wuchang and
Hanyanga overlooking one another across the majestic rivers but
connected by bridges.
Due to these similarities, Mr. Wan derives
his motivation to collaborate with Jinja Municipal Council to develop
the town of Jinja commencing with infrastructural support that will see
the source of the Nile among the great natural attractions in the world
that will definitely prompt world travelers to plan safaris to Uganda
plan is to develop the source of the Nile without distracting the
natural flow of River Nile – the world’s longest River which is the same
model that Wuhan followed to establish a vibrant city. This means that
the cultural and historical identity of Jinja will be preserved for the
benefit of the local people and those on Africa holiday trips in Uganda Rwanda.
The Collaboration agreement was reached on by the Jinja Municipal Council leaders and Mayor of Wuhan City to
guide the developments. This was in reiteration of the visit by the
Jinja Municipal leaders to Wuhan in September where an agreement was
reached to collaborate in a range of aspects including investment and
tourism. The construction of a five star hotel along the Source of the
Nile was proposed to be the first project in the infrastructure
Besides the Source of the Nile, Jinja features
great adventure possibilities including White water rafting, Bungee
jumping, quad biking, fishing, kayaking, horseback riding among others
that combine to generate lasting experience for the Uganda tour enthusiasts.