The role of tourism in poverty reduction among local communities Of Kaabong District in Uganda

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Kampala International University, College of Economics and Management
The study was curried out to determine the role oftourism in poverty reduction ofKaabong district. The specific objectives were to examine the role oftourism and poverty reduction, to identify other poverty reduction measures and the benefits of tourism to the local communities in Kaabong district. Descriptive and analytical research design were used to examine the findings to come up with the conclusions, A cross sectional research survey design was used to employ both qualities and quantitative technique. Qualitative data was gathered using questioners while quantitative data was by extracts from secondary data for a period of two years. The total population was 30 respondents. Stratified sampling was used and all the population was sampled. The role of tourism and poverty measures were performed, the main findings were analyzed and the direct and indirect livelihood impacts of rural tourism and their implications for poverty eradication in the Kaabong area. The research explored the potential role of tourism in poverty reduction in local communities Kaabong that tourism development can play in job creation, entrepreneurial development and income generation. It’s examined the potential of Kaabong to use rural tourism as a mechanism for poverty eradication by looking at its resourcefulness as a possible tourist’s destination in Kaabong.
A research report submitted to the Faculty of Humanities and Social Science in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the Award of a Bachelors Degree in Development Studies of Kampala International University
Tourism, Poverty, Reduction, Kaabong District, Uganda