Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) chairperson Daudi Migereko has encouraged entrepreneurs to get out of their comfort zones, and adapt to new means so as to recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Due to the pandemic, the business can not flow as usual hence entrepreneurs must think out of the box so as to adapt to online means of promoting their business and working their way through this challenge.
Mr. Daudi Migereko adviced shortly after the UTB virtual expo was a success which prompted him to call upon like minded citizens to borrow the same truck.
“The great results from this POATE are a testimony that in the coming days, we will each have to get out of our comfort zones, venture into the sometimes unknown, to accelerate our recovery. The road to recovery will be full of the unknown,” he advice.
Basing on statistics, the expo attracted more than 2000 participants and the number of exhibitors at the expo showed an increase by 192% while the hosted buyer rose from 50 in 2020 to 438 this year.
More to this, the majority of the hosted buyer are in the bracket of Uganda’s target market which includes the USA, China, UK, Germany, Netherlands, Japan, Canada, Switzerland, Austria, and India.
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He further added that for economic excellence, both government and the private sector had to work hand in hand in order to revive the economy that was hard hit by the pandemic.
“As the government and the private sector, we need to keep supporting each other all the way,” he added.
Following more than half a year of total shutdown, the economy was deeply affected and the business Community ought to do everything humanly possible to get back on it’s feet.