The business community in Jinja City and Buikwe District are gearing up for this year’s annual Nyege Nyege Festival. The festival is slated to take place from November 9 to 13 at the Source of the River Nile, Golf Course (Jinja Club) and Jinja Agricultural Showground.
A mini-survey conducted by this publication within Njeru Municipality and Jinja City indicates that lodges and hotels, among other facilities, have been booked to full capacity.
The publication has also established that some owners of good and spacious houses in Jinja City and Njeru Municipality have rented them out for the four-day event since their children are in boarding schools.
Ms Hellen Namutamba, one of the organisers, who also doubles as Busoga Kingdom Minister for Tourism and Heritage, says the business community from the Source of the Nile and beyond is already benefiting from the event, even before its commencement.
“The uniqueness of this year’s event is that Busoga, being a host, shall have a special stage to showcase Nyege Nyege, promote local artistes and talent to the international community,” Ms Namutamba said in an interview at the weekend. Read more