We will not ban self-drive tourists-Ngakayagae

The Ministry of Environment Wildlife and Tourism has announced that it has not and will not ban self-drive tourists after there were allegations that the ministry had closed them out in the industry.

Principal public relations officer, Archibald Ngakayagae has called the allegations by tourists and local entrepreneurs false and uncalled for, but however indicated that the ministry had noticed that there are self-drive tourists, even foreign ones who illegally trade by playing tour guides in national parks and game reserves.  He said that these illegal operators bring foreigners or their 'clients', while pretending to the officials at the gates to be with their families or companies. 

Ngakayagae has complained that illegal operators act against the national parks and game reserve regulations and even degrade touring sides.  "There are numerous self-drive tourists who disregard the National Parks Regulations by congesting in one area thereby exceeding limits, driving at night, driving off-road, littering and breaking other laws," he said. 

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