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Gov’t to expand tourism sector

By Bida Elly David


The minister of tourism and industry Rizik Zacharia has said, that the government has laid a plan to expand and improve the Country’s tourism sector to attract investors.

He said this on Friday during a meeting with the second vice president and the chairperson of the South Sudan Economic cluster on the comprehensive plan of the tourism sector for development.

Minister Rizik highlighted key initiatives that have been implemented to boost the industry, including the expansion of tourism infrastructure, the establishment of new tourist attractions, and the promotion of local tourism.

During the meeting, the two leaders also discussed the upcoming visit of an African tourism board delegation.

Minister in his briefing with the vice president said the visit of the investors is aimed at extending technical assistance to the Ministry of Wildlife and Tourism in promoting tourism development.

Furthermore, he critically highlighted the significance of such visits for the betterment of the tourism sector in the country saying it would help in filling the Country’s financial docket through revenues.

The Minister emphasized the crucial role of the tourism industry in the country’s economic growth by generating employment opportunities and attracting foreign investment.

On his part, Vice President Dr. James Wani Igga spoke highly of the Minister’s unwavering dedication and tireless efforts in promoting and advancing the tourism sector of the country.

He commended the Minister for his outstanding contributions towards the growth and development of the industry and acknowledged its vital role in the country’s economic prosperity.

Nevertheless, the Vice President expressed his full support for the Minister’s initiatives and pledged to extend all possible assistance required to achieve the set goals and objectives.

However, the Vice president did not disclose the nature of support he would render to the ministry to ensure the success of their work.

In October last year, the minister of tourism unveiled a strategy aimed at improving economic growth through investment.

Despite the plan, the minister also mentioned financial constraints being hindering factors to the progress of the institution.

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