Kenya's Minister for Tourism, Mr. J.L.M. Shako, gave a news conference on Friday about plans?
Kenya's Minister for Tourism, Mr. J.L.M. Shako, gave a news conference on Friday about plans to Kenyanise the tourist industry.
He said the Government had repeatedly emphasised that it was fundamental policy to ensure Kenyans owned and managed as much of their economy as possible, including the rapidly growing tourism sector.
"Notwithstanding this, however, the government is cognizant that the tourism industry is very sensitive and certain standards of facilities and amenities must be maintained at all times to ensure sustained growth".
The government's plans will affect the ownership and management of hotels, training of staff, safari operations, travel agencies and curio and trophy dealers.
As examples, no new licences are to be issued to non-citizen tour and safari operators or curio and trophy dealers. This ruling will be expanded to other segments of the tourist industry.