Political Questions to ask John.

John Mugabwa.

Q: We hear you are very passionate about politics – in your opinion, why is it so important for you and the people of Uganda to understand politics?

John: Ugandan people need to be informed about the affairs of their country. It is also helpful for me as I guide because knowing the politics enables me to answer any question asked by clients.

Q: Do you believe that the majority of Ugandans understand the politics in this country?

John: Well, Ugandans know a bit but not all entirely. Everyone understands the country’s politics in their own way. If you got different Ugandans and asked them the same question you would get totally different answers for each question posed and you would see.

Q: Do you believe politics can affect tourism? How?

John: Yes I believe so, especially political instability. Tourists like visiting politically stable places other than where their lives are threatened. One story in the media can make a client change his mind about travelling to a place. It is just like reading a book about Uganda.

Q: What do visitors to Uganda find most interesting about the political situation here?

John: The clients I have handled are mostly interested in the political history and the kingdoms in that they always ask to go to the kasubi tombs and Museum on their city tours in Kampala.

Q: Are you interested in the politics of any other countries?

John: Of course I am because it is important before one travels. As I guide, before I take clients to a certain country be it Uganda, Rwanda or Kenya I have to know the politics of that specific area so that I know how to approach the people of that specific community. This makes travelling easy for me.

One thought on “Political Questions to ask John.

  1. Gary Lehman

    Travel is enriched immeasurably by prior immersion in the history, culture, spiritual life and politics of the region to be visited, AND by spirited interaction with the people whilst visiting. This deepens and broadens ones connection to the country and people. That is what travel is all about to me! We visited the Kasubi Tombs as well and this was a fascinating journey for me. There were school children there while we visited, learning about their heritage. I heard some months later that the Tombs had been torched by unknown parties, and that the tombs would be rebuilt. i sure hope they have been, and trust that those responsible have been found and charged.

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