By Titus Kakembo
The US ambassador to Uganda Natalie E, Brown has called on parents to help their children develop a responsible reading culture. This was the Imperial Royale Hotel on July 30, 2022, while launching a publication titled Saving The Endangered Mountain Gorilla by Lisa Randolph from the USA.
“This is the only way they will be able to brave the hurdles in their life’s highway,” stressed Brown. “Especially today when the world is challenged by the effects of Climate Change. This piece is a good way to reach the youth and make them conscious about their environment.”
The book is available in Bookshops at sh50,000 and on the Amazon book store for online buyers. Brown commend the tourism trends in Uganda noting that there are many female guides in a calling that was previously dominated by men.
The minister of state for tourism Martin Magarra said the book ought to be in every school’s library in Uganda.
“Better still for the readers abroad,” noted Mugarra. “We know many a reader will want to come and see the gorilla in its habitat.”
The Uganda Wildlife Authority Steven Masaba invited the ambassador for a tracking experience in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
“It is a lifetime achievement that you will never forget,” said Masaba. “The noble cause of this book is to protect 50 percent of the surviving Mountain Gorillas that are in Uganda.”
Uganda Tourism Board marketing manager Clair Mugabi beamed with smiles of satisfaction saying at$700 for a permit, Uganda remains the cheapest and safest place to track gorillas.
“They are only found in Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi,” summed up Mugabi. “There are several bonuses that come with tracking gorillas in Uganda. The hospitality of communities near the attractions, Mountain Elephants, birds and traditional cuisines.”