The County Government has promised to work with The Tourism Fund, a move which help increase tourism activities and also boost the hotel industry across the County.
Speaking at The Boma hotel during the launch of the profiling and registration of establishments (hotels) by the Tourism fund and opening of their office in Eldoret town, deputy Governor H.E Daniel Chemno lauded the body noting that the move will aid in the growth of the hotel industry since there will be classification of hotels which will make the industry grow due to competition.
“As a County Government, we want to make steps which will pull tourists which will in turn increase the revenue and incorporation of other businesses which will bring growth to our people. We are glad that we have an international airport which will make things even more easier”, noted Chemno.
Also speaking, during the occasion, Trust Fund CEO Mr. Joseph Cherutoi noted that the opening of the Tourism Fund office will greatly help in the growth of the industry not only in Uasin Gishu but also the entire North Rift and western region.
“I wish to urge the stakeholders in the industry to comply and work with us as this will create a good space for growth and extension to other steps of classification of the hotels. We are highly commited to improving the tourism activities within Uasin Gishu”, noted the CEO.
Giving his adress, Executive in charge of Trade and Tourism Mr. Philip Meli asked the Tourism Fund to find ways of organising capacity building and training to the stakeholders as a way of appreciating them for their great work as an incentive.
The CEC further asked the Tourism Fund to bring in the County Government in the registration and profiling of the hotels as the county is knowledgeable enough of the existent facilities across the County.
The meeting attracted the stakeholders from the hotel industry within North Rift and western Kenya regions and also government officials in charge of tourism from the NOREB Counties.
The Tourism Fund is going round the Counties doing the profiling, classification and registration of hotels.