The Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) expressed deep sadness in response to the recent attack on tourists at Queen Elizabeth National Park. The agency emphasized its primary concern for the safety and security of visitors to the country in a press release.
In the wake of the incident, UTB extended heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and assured the public that the safety standards of Uganda’s tourism destinations are generally high. The agency considers the attack as an isolated incident and emphasized ongoing efforts by law enforcement agencies to thoroughly investigate and bring the perpetrators to justice.
To prevent any recurrence, UTB highlighted the implementation of enhanced security measures in the affected area. The statement emphasized that tourism is a crucial pillar of Uganda’s economy, and UTB remains fully committed to maintaining and improving the safety and security of visitors.
Lilly Ajarova, UTB CEO, encouraged tourists to continue visiting Uganda and its various attractions, including Queen Elizabeth National Park. While acknowledging the tragic incident, Ajarova assured that necessary precautions and guidance provided by authorities should be followed to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for tourists.
UTB, in collaboration with government agencies, reaffirmed its commitment to the safety and well-being of all visitors.
The press release concluded with thoughts and prayers for the families of the victims and a resolute stance to protect and preserve Uganda’s position as a top tourism destination.