Sumary of Tanzania: Tourism Colleges’ Dependence Trend Worrying – Government:
- TOURISM and Natural Resources Permanent Secretary, Dr Allan Kijazi has challenged heads of tourism colleges to look for funds in a bid to keep the institutions afloat..
- Dr Kijazi expressed concern over the colleges’ dependence on the government, saying it was straining the latter..
- The Tourism and Natural Resources Ministry PS further informed the college heads that the government had long suspended the transacting funds from conservation agencies such as Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA) and Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority (NCAA) to support the colleges as such institutions had been depleted..
- During the financial year 2020/21, the two conservation agencies were tasked to collect a staggering 584bn/- in revenues but only managed 89.5bn, due to Covid-19 which greatly affected the tourism sector….