BY BONOLO MOHLAKOANA
– The North West Provincial Government has
acknowledged without reservations the significant growth within Tourism
fraternity in the Province and that the Tourism department is well on course to
realizing its set goal of ensuring that the province becomes the 3rd
most visited province in the Country.
This was confirmed by Premier Supra Mahumapelo
when he was delivering his State of the Province Address (SOPA) at the Taung
Sports Ground in Taung.
Premier Mahumapelo said that there are
commendable signals indicating progress in efforts to position the Bokone Bophirima
amongst the top 3 most visited Provinces in the country.
“The focus of our agenda going forward will be
anchored on building efficiencies in the sector, improving our tourism
marketing efforts, strengthening tourism infrastructure in VTSD areas, building
strong regulatory regime, partnering with bodies responsible for capacity
development in the sector and aggressively attracting investment into the
urge all relevant stakeholders to rally behind the Department of Tourism in
ensuring that they work hand in glove in developing a comprehensive Provincial
VTSD Tourism Action Plan. We also hope
that in the next financial year, this department will be able to finalise the establishment of Bojanala
and Dr Kenneth Kaunda Hotel Schools, and also expand the Tourism Youth
Hospitability Learnership Programme”, said Mahumapelo.
Mahumapelo told the Provincial Legislature that the success of the Province to
attract tourists will be largely dependent on security, stability, cleanliness,
friendliness, improving our transport and road infrastructure.