Kampala Adventure Cycling 2016 To Give Tourism Skills to Children Born in Prison

Uganda’s state minister for tourism, Mr. Godfrey Kiwanda, has launched the second edition of the Kampala Adventure Cycling.

“Tourism is not only about going to the parks. There is a lot to see in and around our city, and the Kampala Adventure Cycling event will allow many people appreciate this city,” Kiwanda said. “It is amazing that many people live here but have only seen so little.” He said he too would participate.

“There are two things I love doing, drumming and cycling. I used to cycle almost 15 kilometres to school,” he said.

Kiwanda said the cycling event is good for Kampala because it allows residents and visitors to tour the city while raising funds for a good cause. Proceeds from the event will go to the skilling of children born in Kampala’s prisons.  

Stephen Asiimwe, the CEO Uganda Tourism Board called for wide participation.

“We call upon all people and visitors to Kampala to participate in the Kampala Adventure Cycling because besides tourism, it is also for a good cause,” Asiimwe said. “The proceeds will be used to give children born in prison another chance in life. We shall train and skill them as tourism guides to work in Kampala.”

Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) deputy director for sports, Ambrose Atwoko, said KCCA is working towards a friendly and efficient city.

“Kampala Adventure Cycling works to make this a reality,” he said adding “We want cycling to be the major mode of transportation in Kampala by 2030.”