SHIWANG’ANDU is a sanctuary where we are hosting a lot of tourists, a development which potential investors can take advantage of, area Member of Parliament Stephen Kampyongo has said.
In an interview yesterday, Mr. Kampyongo who is Minister of Local Government and Housing, said Shiwang’andu had a great tourism potential such as the first colonial house constructed in the area which had become of massive interest to local and foreign visitors and the Kapisha hot spring which provides a natural hot water source in the area.
He said despite being a new district, the massive transformation which has taken place so far was testimony that the area was poised for economic take-off especially in the tourism and agriculture sectors.
“This is a new district with rich tourism potential such as the Estate, the first house that was constructed during colonial times which has now become a historical site and the Kapisha hot spring which provides a thrilling experience of a natural pool of hot water.
“As a result of all this potential, Shiwang’andu has become a sanctuary of tourism. We are hosting a lot of tourists and that is adding value to the development of the district; but we don’t want to end here, we want to ensure that we continue to exploit other areas of tourism,” Mr. Kampyongo said.
He said just like many other areas across the country, the district was receiving a fair share of development projects which had transformed the lives of the people in the area.
He said the timber plantation initiated by Government in the area had employed over 200 locals, thereby increasing their household income and reduced poverty levels.
“The plantation here has created more than 200 jobs for the locals who have been engaged as employees. Other than that, we are upgrading Shiwang’andu into a secondary shool and so far we have already constructed two classroom blocks there.
“This is part of the other massive developmental projects taking place in terms of infrastructure,” he said.