The World Bank has commenced the rigorous procedures involved to kick start the implementation of the Ten Milliocn United States Dollars ($10M) project meant for the entire Tourism Industry in the Country (both public and private sectors ). The program is geared towards the Sustainability of the Tourism Industry in Sierra Leone.
On Wednesday 6th September, this year, the World Bank, at it’s new office situated at Spur road, Wilberforce, played host to a contingent of senior stakeholders in Sierra Leone ‘s Tourism Industry drawn from all Ministries, Departments and Agencies ( MDAs ) including private entities that are enmeshed and ingrained in the Tourism Industry of the Country.
A PowerPoint presentation was made by the World Bank Team illustrating all the rigorous procedures, terms and conditions involved in implementing this novelty project.
Speaking on behalf of the Minister of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, Honorable Sidi Yayah Tunis and the Ministry, the Director of Tourism, Mr. Mohamed Jalloh intimated that, the project is meant to strengthen the Tourism Industry and that, the money will be Prudently spent on any facility or sector within the Tourism Industry that is deemed fit to be in need of such expenditure which can as well bring good returns, noting that “both the public and private sectors within the Tourism Industry are entitled to the money, we shall invest the money on any facility or project that deserves such expenditure” he noted.
“All institutions in the Tourism Industry will benefit from this money, the money will be used wisely to enhance the development of tourism and the economy of the Country. It’s all about collaboration, working together for the betterment of the Tourism Industry and that of the Country” disclosed Madam Fatmata Abe-Osagie, Deputy General Manager of the National Tourist Board of Sierra Leone ( NTB) while speaking on behalf of the General Manager, Mr. Yassin Kolleh Kargbo, and the NTB at the World Bank Head Office, Sierra Leone.