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Mombasa seeks own tourism board to market county sites

Tourists at a beach hotel in Mombasa on June 28, 2015. FILE PHOTO |
Tourists at a beach hotel in Mombasa on June 28, 2015. FILE PHOTO |   NMG

The Mombasa County government plans to set up its own tourism board responsible for marketing and formulating policies governing the sector in the county.

County Secretary Francis Thoya said tourist attraction sites in the devolved unit have not been given proper attention or well marketed, roles that will be taken up by the board.

He said the governor, Hassan Joho, had already instructed the county executive member in charge of tourism to engage the private sector in order to prepare for the necessary legislation.

The regulations are expected to be passed before the expiry of the current county assembly in August.

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