EAST African governments have resolved to invest in museums so as to preserve historical values of East Africa which will boost the tourism industry. The governments also agreed that member countries establish conference and convention centres in business cities like Kigali, Arusha, Jinja, Mombasa, Bujumbura and Dar-es-Salaam.
This was at the 3rd East African investment conference at the Imperial Royale Hotel in Kampala recently. The conference was held under the theme “Invest in East Africa, where challenges are opportunities.”
Eriya Kategaya, the second deputy prime minister and minister for East African affairs, said countries should enact laws that promote investments, development of efficient infrastructures and the elimination of corruption and red tape.
The conference resolved to set up colleges for hotel and tourism management and to encourage the development of three to five star hotels to cater to business persons and tourists.