Wilber Manyisa Ahebwa
Wilber is an Associate Professor at Makerere University, Kampala.
Content by Wilber Manyisa Ahebwa
Publication - Project Report, Working Paper
Tourism is generally considered to be the largest industry in the world. It is the third-largest export sector and one of the most promising in terms of future growth potential. As people’s income and education rise, demand for travel will steadily rise, both domestically and internationally. Past performance confirms this positive outlook, notably for international...
The Government of Uganda is eager to expand its promising tourism sector, which has become the country’s number one earner of foreign exchange and a significant source of employment. At the request of the government, the International Growth Centre prepared a paper in 2018 entitled How can tourism become a driver of economic growth in Uganda which was presented at the...
Publication - Project Report
With diverse wildlife and a dramatic landscape, tourism represents a promising way to galvanise economic growth in Uganda. However, despite what seem like obvious advantages of the tourism sector, policymakers have at times been reluctant to support it, instead opting to focus government efforts on facilitating industrial development. This paper details...