Kalangala Woman Member of Parliament, Ms Helen Nakimuli has on Wednesday evening flown to the South Eastern European nation of Greece as part of her quest to boost the religious tourism potential of not only Kalangala but also the country at large.
Kalangala boasts of being the only Uganda territory where the first missionaries Amans Delamas and Fr Loudel Mapeera first stepped before continuing to Buganda to preach the gospel.
The two missionaries first stepped at Bugoma, on Bugala island where they met Chief Ssekalaala on 15th February 1879, constructed the first church before continuing to Kigungu, Entebbe on 17th February 1879.
Religious tourism has greatly been blossoming within the country as all religions celebrate Martyrs day, a day when Kabaka Mwanga Killed several of his subjects who believed in God.
Now, Nakimuli, who will move with the Lwemiyaga counterpart Theodore Ssekikubo will first attend the Orthodox conference slated this week before they engage in other opportunities that develop their constituencies.
“This is a platform where we can increasingly show the world the good in our areas. The Ssese islands are gifted with an archipelago rich in tourism potential. From serenity to beautiful sceneries. So Greece is one of those places where we can share such information for the good of our people,” Nakimuli says.
The MPs will also share experiences and insight on climate change and how to best they could help in combating the Global Corona Virus Disease, a pandemic that has ravaged the world for the past two years.
Among other tourism sites, the MPs will engage the global community on advancing the Bigo byamugenyi cultural and tourism site in Mawogola, current day Ssembabule District.
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