WB cuts funding for Shs46b hotel tourism institute
Wednesday April 18 2018
As a key sector, tourism should be given special attention. The institute is a good addition in terms of professionalising the sector. PHOTO BY EDGAR R BATTE
Magnitude. Funding for the Jinja-based Hotel and Tourism Training institute, according to the Minister Ephraim Kamuntu, has been cut from the initial Shs46.2b) to Shs25.2b.
The tourism sector has been growing over the years, becoming the biggest foreign exchange earner. It has overtaken coffee, tea and foreign remittances . Currently the sector earn about $1.4b (Shs5 trillion).