Tanzania: Tourism Sector Gets U.S 100 Million World Bank Funding

The Government has secured Usd100 million from the World Bank to improve tourism in the southern circuit, the deputy minister for natural Resources and Tourism, Mr Ramo Makani has today announced.

Mr Makani told Parliament that the money will be spent in a five year period starting from 2017 for improvements in infrastructure and promotion of tourist attractions in the area.

He said the government obtained the money to boost the tourism industry, which has contributed 17 per cent to the country's gross domestic product (GDP), for the last three years.

Mr Makani said the government recognises and values the work done by game wardens and will continue to improve their working conditions and welfare: Adding that apart from their fundamental role in the crusade against poaching, game wardens play a pivotal role in ensuring the safety of all national reserves in the country.

Therefore, the government moved to establish Tanzania Wildlife Authority (Tawa).

"The authority was established last October and will work alongside Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority (NCAA) and Tanzania National Parks (Tanapa) to control poaching in the country," he said.

Source: The Citizen