Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities

 Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities is a Government Ministry with a responsibility to sustain tourism, wildlife and cultural heritage. This is aimed at contributing to transforming Uganda into a prosperous country.

The Ministry has a mission to develop and promote tourism, wildlife and cultural heritage resources. The target is to enhance Uganda as a preferred tourist destination, with accelerated sector contribution to the national economy.

The Ministry commonly known as Ministry of Tourism is made up of a number of Departments which include: Tourism Development; Wildlife Conservation; Museum and Monuments; and Finance and Administration.

The Ministry has a number of affiliated institutions achieve its mission. The institutions in Tourism sector include; Uganda Wildlife Education Centre Trust (UWECT), Uganda Tourist Board (UTB), Uganda Wildlife Training Institute (UWTI), Hotel and Tourism Training Institute (HTTI), Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA).

Tourism in Uganda is at a turning point with tremendous opportunities emerging and has been named among the World’s top tourists’ destinations.

Mandate
Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities is mandated to:
•    Formulate, Implement Policies of Tourism, Wildlife and Cultural heritage.

•    Sustain and manage wildlife and cultural heritage conservation areas.

•    Diversify Tourism Product.

•    Promote and market Uganda as a preferred tourism destination.

•    Develop human resource capacity in Tourism, Wildlife and Heritage sector

•    Regulate and Quality Assure Tourism, Wildlife and Heritage programs and services.

•    Disseminate and manage Tourism, Wildlife and Heritage Research, information.

•    Negotiate, conclude and implement bilateral and multilateral agreements on Tourism, Wildlife and Heritage in Uganda.

Leadership:
Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities Hon. Maria provides political leadership to the entire Ministry.

Basic Contacts: 

Rwenzori Towers 2nd Floor,
Plot 6 Nakasero Road.
Kampala, Uganda.
P. O. Box 4241 Kampala
Phone: +256 414 561 700
Email:  info@tourism.go.ug