Ugandan High Commissioner in Kenya endorses Isambo Beach Carnival

Ugandan High Commissioner in Kenya Amb. Phibby Awere Otaala has hailed and endorsed the annual Isambo Beach Carnival as an ultimate tourism destination that will not only open up the western region Tourism circuit, but also promote cultural integration, people to people diplomacy and the growth of the East Africa cooperation.

Speaking at the Magnificent Che’s Bay, home to the popular Isambo Beach Carnival in Busia County, accompanied with Legislators from Uganda’s Parliament, Amb. Awere promised to sent a very strong Ugandan delegation led by the High Commissioner herself and cultural performers to attend and perform at the Isambo Beach Carnival Season six, The festival first unveiled in 2014 kicks off on 22nd December up to 24th December 2019.

First unveiled in December, 2014, the Carnival has swiftly evolved into a top international magnet for holiday makers looking to the largely virgin Lake Victoria Basin/Western circuit as a tourist destination.

Amb. Awere was leading Uganda’s Parliamentary committee on Foreign Affairs which was on a fact finding mission in Kenya to ensure a peaceful coexistence amongst communities living in Kenya-Uganda borders and promotion of the East African integration for the greater growth of the East African region.

The Parliamentary committee commended Foreign Affairs CAS Hon. Hon Ababu-Terrah Egh for spearheading the East African integration process and strengthening the Kenya Uganda ties through activities like the Isambo Beach carnival which seek to advance the cultural integration in the region while also encouraging people to people diplomacy.

Ugandan cultural dancers entertaining guests during last year’s Isambo Beach Carnival at Che’s Bay.

Isambo Beach Carnival which is integrating the Blue Economy agenda as an emerging important driver of Kenya’s economic growth and promoting people to people/cultural diplomacy for global harmony targets both Kenyans and foreign visitors, the festival, in its Sixth season, is a tasty cocktail of sports, nature and culture drawn on the tapestry of Kenya’s incredible natural beauty and rich cultural diversity, showcased by local communities and their neighbors, going all the way to Uganda.



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