It came as a huge shock to hear of the passing away of our beloved Tourism Mother, Hon. Dr. Maria Mutagamba, the former Uganda’s Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities. She was One of our Seven African Tourism Ministers we had constant relationship with.
Dr. Maria was a mother to all, an encourager who loves to associate with the young people with bright ideas about tourism. She fell in love with Twins Tourism immediately we briefed her of the noble tourism concept. She indeed has being monitoring our progress from there. Dr Mutagamba called to congratulate us on phone last year August while we were in United States of America to receive Africa Diaspora World Tourism Awards alongside with the Former President of Gambia.
While speaking with us on phone she expressed her willingness to host us in USA upon her arrival to further discuss the progress for Young Professionals in Tourism, but unfortunately, we had to fly back to Nigeria to receive another Award. We never knew we will never see again. We called her few months ago to ask after her health, in her words “My beloved Twins, am OK now”.
The Most Famous Twins in African Tourism, Oguntoye Taiwo Oye and Oguntoye Kehinde Oladele condole with Uganda as a Nation, African Travel Association, Young Tourism Professionals, African Tourism Ministers Forum for this great loss. We cannot just explain how wonderful she has been to African Tourism by extension. She was the former President of Africa Travel Association.
Adieu great mother, an epitome of knowledge, an Icon.
Goodbye Hon. Dr Maria Mutagamba.
By Oguntoye Taiwo Oye