Wednesday, 23 November 2011


Rwanda has got very many interesting cultural sites especially the museum which contains lots of cultural (traditional) materials which would be of much interest for many tourists but unfortunately it is kept out of the tourism industry. Mr.Alphonse Bartson Umuliisa who is the leader of the Institute of National Musuem of Rwanda during his speech before the members of parliament consultants on matters of the museums, the youths and sports in the country, he mentioned that for tourism to play an important role in the development of a country it has got to be based on the country’s culture and valuable things that have been passed on from one generation to another but this is not the case with Rwanda. This is the reason why people who work at the museum refer to Rwanda’s cultural heritage as the untapped oil.
There has been an increase in the number of people who have visited the museum this year to 82,152 people compared to 72,214 people of last years and that the contribution to national coffers by the INMR is twice as much as the previous in just one year and there fore making 105 million Rwf from the 55 million Rwf of last year. This improvement is attributed to the better techniques employed to improve the operation. He told the delegation. All that revenue was collected form visitors and not from the sale of any of the items within the museum which shows that it has also been given as much attention as the national parks like Akagera to be specific which is why all the five museum in the country together with all the other cultural sites have got to be refurbished to the best of the country’s capability and all the road maps to all places with valuable things have got to be drawn immediately as well as improving on the budget allocated to the tourism industry to be as good as that for any other government  body.

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