The Pearl of Africa – was made popular by Winston Churchill in his 1908 Book entitled “My African Journey” about his trip to Uganda in 1907.
Winston Churchill became quite enthused about what he found in Uganda when he wrote “For magnificence, for variety of form and color, for profusion of brilliant life — bird, insect, reptile, beast — for vast scale — Uganda is truly “the Pearl of Africa.”
The FUFA Drum, a new tournament organized by the Federation carries the theme “celebrating Ancestry” with games spread across the entire country and in the long run promoting tourism and creating awareness about Uganda.
It is along those lines that Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) has partnered with FUFA as the tournament continues to grow in stature just in its maiden edition.
Uganda Tourism Board has on Friday committed 75 million shillings towards the tournament. While unveiling the package at FUFA House, UTB Deputy CEO, John Ssempebwa stated that as a board,they have been impressed with the objectives of the tournament and seen it’s impact on the people in the games played so far.
“Uganda is a very beautiful Country, we have good visiting sites, everything good in Africa is found in Uganda. The question is do Ugandans know their country?”
“So as Uganda Tourism Board, we believe the FUFA DRUM is an avenue for us to promote tourism with several people moving from one region to another. We saw how people from Acholi land moved to Kigezi to support their team, people from Karamoja made the trip to Ankole and this impressed us. We have therefore decided to commit 75 million shillings towards the tournament as a pilot project.” Mr John Ssempeebwa.