Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Tourism tops agenda as stakeholders set to meet

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
By Patty Magubira, Mwanza

Mwanza tourism stakeholders will tomorrow converge at Bank of Tanzania (BoT) conference hall to deliberate on strategies to promote tourism in the region whose 68 per cent is constituted of the Lake Victoria water body.

Despite being part of the second largest freshwater body on earth and close to Serengeti National Park, tourism is still at its nascent stage in the region, acting Mwanza regional commissioner, retired Col Serenge Mrengo, admitted yesterday.

Mr Mrengo who doubles as Ilemela district commissioner, said the region is now determined to invest heavily in sustainable tourism to generate more revenue from the emerging sector.

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1 comment:

Deo Mgengeli said...

It is kind of an irony. Theso called 'Tourism Stakeholders' are convening their meeting at the Mwanza Bank of Tanzania's assembly hall! Actually the place was meant for trainee banbers to meet and chill out or deliberate their welfare, hence befiting academicatmosphere. Not touristicscenerios. For one to appreciate a subjectone has to see it in its real sense. It w'd made a lot of sense if the event was held anywhere else be it in a hotel or on an open beach in a tent or at my Buhongwa open space on the rocks facing the lake. Mwanza investors need a change of atitude. They have to learn the art of investing as opposed to simple business commonly known as 'Umachinga' STOP looking for solutions outside the problems because the answer is within. Face the challenge. None but ourselves can develop our country. Deo (Deus) Mgengeli. Mwanza, Tanzania