CS Mutua promises to create jobs in Tourism and Wildlife

Wednesday, October 11th, 2023 15:41 | By
CS Peninah Malonza with new Tourism CS Dr Alfred Mutua
CS Peninah Malonza with new Tourism CS Dr Alfred Mutua. PHOTO/@DrAlfredMutua/X

New Tourism and Wildlife Cabinet Secretary Alfred Mutua has promised to create jobs in the Ministry.

In a statement after CS Peninah Malonza handed over the Ministry to him, Mutua said he would reengineer the Ministry to embark on activities that create jobs.

"Our young men and women need jobs now more than ever before in the face of global economic slump. We need to re-engineer our Ministry to focus on job creation now, not tomorrow. The tourism and wildlife sector can create many job opportunities," Mutua stated.

Mutua was moved from the Foreign Affairs Ministry through a Cabinet reshuffle, which saw the docket handed to Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi.

CSs Alfred Mutua and Peninah Malonza
CSs Alfred Mutua and Peninah Malonza. PHOTO/@DrAlfredMutua/X

In what he says will be a rejuvenation of the Ministry, Mutua said he will meet parastatal heads in the docket to get out-of-the-box ideas on making it better.

"Innovative ideas from all stakeholders are key to unlocking the great potential in our Ministry. We welcome all ideas that will help us improve the quality of life for common mwananchi. In this regard, I will be holding consultative meetings with all stakeholders starting from Monday next week. I will meet with all parastatal boards and all stakeholders. For stakeholders, please meet and prepare a memorandum for me on how to build this sector with ideas that are out-of-the-box solutions. We will work as partners to inject new life into the sectors," Mutua said.

Mutua to revamp Ministry

He said he would focus on revamping and beefing up all forms of tourism including medical tourism and sports tourism in a bid to make tourism the top foreign exchange earner for the country.

"We will explore and create new tourist attractions and pathways for domestic and international tourists. We will re-examine and redesign the entire tourism ecosystem in Kenya with a view to improving the flow of tourists. I will enjoin the County governments in identifying and implementing strategic plans in order to promote our mission of creating jobs," he added.

Mutua has also promised to push for domestic tourism and make the country a tourism hub for Africans.

"We are going to push for domestic tourism and shopping, medical and relaxation tourism for Africans: our fellow Africans do not need to go to the Middle East, Europe or Asia for shopping. They can come to Kenya for the same services," he added.

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