The government of United Republic of Tanzania has been urged to invest in Tourism colleges so as to produce graduates who will be competent in serving the tourism sector.
Speaking in the Assembly this afternoon the CHADEMA Special Sit legislator, Lucy Owenya said governments of other countries have been providing funds to their national tourism colleges in order to produce competent graduates foster the growth of tourism sector.
“Hon Chairman, I would like to hear the Minister Comment on this issue as our neighbours invest much in producing competent labor force in this sector.”
Citing Kenya as example of the countries which have invested in tourism colleges, the MP urged the Ministry to reconsider on providing money to the college.
Giving out the government comment on the MP move, Deputy Minister for Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, Lazaro Nyalandu admitted that that the government has not set any budget for the National tourism college but is working hard to get extra money which can help the national college.
“Of course the government has not set money on tourism colleges but the Ministry will ensure the collection of fund from other sources to support this college which we expect soon it will be reliable one.”
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism 2012/2013 year budget which has estimation of more than Tsh 76 Bil has been approved this afternoon and the Assembly has been adjourned until Monday morning.