The Uganda Ministry of Public Services and the Uganda Ministry of Tourism representatives’ Jane Mwesiga Kyarisiima’s and Mary Grace Aulo Mbabaz’s visit to Tallinn and western Estonia

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The Uganda Ministry of Public Services and the Uganda Ministry of Tourism representatives’ Jane Mwesiga Kyarisiima’s and Mary Grace Aulo Mbabaz’s visit to Tallinn and western Estonia.

From 11.07 – 17.07. 2013 Jane Mwesiga Kyarisiima and Mary Grace Aulo Mbabazi from the Uganda Ministry of Public Services and the Uganda Ministry of Tourism visited Tallinn and western Estonia in the course of a development project “Establishing tourist information centres in Uganda and building their capacities on the example of Tallinn”. During the visit Tallinn’s City Secretary Toomas Sepp presented the work and progress of Tallinn City Government’s service halls and e-services, the marketing manager of the Department of Tourism Helena Tšistova-Pohlak and manager of Tourism Information Centre Katrin Steinmann gave an overview of developments in the tourism industry and of the progress of tourist information centres in Tallinn. A meeting with the Estonian Foreign Ministry’s Development Co-operation and Humanitarian Aid Bureau’s desk officer Marju Tooding and the bureau’s public servant Reigo Ginter was held to discuss the development project’s implementation and co-operation. A meeting with Estonian Enterprise Tourism Development Centre’s manager Annely Altenberg and Katre Purga was held together with the managers of Tallinn Development and Training Centre to discuss the strategies and to co-ordinate the development project’s activities.

Tallinn Development and Training Centre’s manager Kalle Sepp and the Uganda Ministry of Public Services’ representative Jane Mwesiga Kyarisiima signed Memorandum of Understanding, which covers the development project’s activities.

The guests from Uganda also visited and were acquainted with the work of Muhu’s, Orissaare’s and Kuresaare’s tourist information centres and with the developments of tourism sector of the island of Saaremaa. They visited different sights in Saaremaa, Tallinn and Tallinn Old Town.

The Ugandan representatives met with the reporters and gave an interview to Tallinn TV.

Collaborative project funded by the Estonian Foreign Ministry‘s Development Co-operation and Humanitarian Aid funds.