Vintage cars upbeat

By Dorothy Nekesa

Vintage and Classic Car owners have vowed to give others a tough challenge in the Africa Kwetu Fuel Economy Tour due November 20-22,2020 in the Western Region of Uganda.

Emmanuel Sserwanga one of the participants vintage car made the vow on Friday at the launch of the event at Kabira Country club.

MJ Safari Director James Mwere address the guests at the launch of the Africa Fuel Economy Tour. PHOTO BY Kinthan Images

“People underestimate vintage cars, but this is the opportunity to write history. We are going to prove people that vintage cars are a power to reckon with,” Ssemwanga said.

Meanwhile the tourism operators have commended United Motorsport Club (UMOSPOC) and Enduro Club for their efforts in promoting domestic Tourism.

James Mwere the chairman of Tourism Guides Forum Uganda who is also director of MJ Safaris lauded the two clubs at the launch of the three-day Africa Kwetu Fuel Economy tour due November 20-22,2020 in the Western region of Uganda.

“It is unfortunate that Motorsport is the most neglected avenue for promoting domestic tourism, yet we need to tap into its huge following,” Mwere said.

Special Presidential Advisor Alice Kaboyo (3nd Left) Launch the Africa Kwetu Fuel Economy Tour 2020 with the organisers at Kabira Country Club. PHOTO BY JOHNSON WERE

“I want to thank UMOSPOC and Enduro for this gesture and pledge to support this project that is aimed in the promotion of not only domestic tourism but also road safety and environmental protection,” He added.

Event manager Tendo Mutale disclosed that the events’ rebranded Africa Kwetu Fuel Economy Tour because of plans to turn into a continental event in future.

The 900km three-day challenge sponsored by Worldwide Movers will see participants on day one cover 340kms from Kampala to Kapeka, Bukomero, Kabwoya Game Reserve and Hoima where they will plant Bamboo trees the next morning.

On day two, they will cover 230kms from Hoima through Kagadi, Semuliki National Game Park and Sempaya Hot springs in Bundibugyo before spending a night in Fort Portal.

They will then finalise the tour by heading to Kasese Kazinga Channel, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Ishaka Escapements in Bushenyi and end the tour in Mbarara for the prize giving.


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