Batswana increase participation in tourism sector

There has been a gradual increase in citizen participation in the tourism sector compared to the previous years, Minister of Environment Wildlife and Tourism Tshekedi Khama told Parliament recently.

When making a presentation before the committee of supply recently, the minister said from the 1037 licensed facilities, 654 are wholly owned citizens, and 153 are joint ventures while the remaining 230 are non-citizens. This is an improvement from the December 2013 figures, which indicated that there were 937 licensed facilities, out of which 561 were wholly-citizen owned, 148 joint ventures and 228 non-citizens. “The government remains committed to expanding the tourism sector as one of the areas to diversify the economy away form mining, “ he said.

The Ministry is also currently developing management plans for Letsibogo, Thune, Dikgatlhong and Shashe dams, which will guide tourism development within the dam lease areas.

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