Construction of a new structure at the Uganda Hotel & Tourism Training Institute, Jinja
The structure is going to be comprised of 50 bedrooms and will be constructed without shutting down the existing facility.
“Most of the Managers in our Hotels are foreigners, not because we aren’t equally good but because we lacked competent institutions to train our people in these skills. Today therefore is a landmark in the journey we have been trekking” Prof Ephraim Kamuntu,the Tourism Minister said at the ceremony. “This is phase one! We look forward to continuous progress – a journey of a thousand miles begins today! To the institute,you must therefore aim at being the leading tourism training institute as well as have a quality a curriculum to train competitive human resource” he added.
The Uganda Hotel and Tourism Training Institute (UHTTI) started in mid of 1980’s after a feasibility study under the project UNDP/ILO/UG/30.The institute was established at Fairway Hotel in Kampala in 1989 as a pilot school under the ILO/UNDP. When Fairway Hotel was repossessed by its original owners in 1991, ILO/UNDP pulled out of the project, leaving it entirely to the Government of Uganda.