Members of the Tourism Fund lead by Mr. Charles Gumbo and Mr. Jared Otiato visited the office of the Governor-West Pokot County to launch establishment profiling of the county.
Receiving the team that will undertake the exercise was CEC Finance Mr. Joel Ngolekong, Chief of staff, Mr. Ronald Ngoleyang and the Director of Tourism, West Pokot County Mr.William Petang’ole and other staff from the department.
Mr.Jared Otiato (Left) and Mr. Charles Gumbo (Right) - Tourism Fund)
Giving his remarks, the Director of Tourism applauded the Tourism Fund for their continued support in opening up tourism activities within West Pokot County and assured them of total support in identifying activities that go hand in hand with customer preference.
Mr. William Petang'ole - Director of Tourism addressing Tourism Fund staff
The establishment areas scheduled for profiling include Kapenguria, Makutano, Sigor, Chepareria and marich. Establishments in these areas are already operational and the Tourism Fund team will vet and see to it that they qualify to collect the 2% levy. This shall assist the corporation to make proper planning that shall see the County Government of West Pokot reap a lot from Tourism
Mr. Joel Ng'olekong - CEC Finance speaking during the event flanked by Mr. Ronald Ng'oleyang - Chief of Staff
Fund’s support initiatives like training of establishments staff on hospitality and catering skills, linking of the County with Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) whose mandate is to market the Tourism industry in the Country and finally, with collaboration with the County Government, they can assist develop a tourist circuit that can be client based.
For purposes of this exercise, the Tourism Fund will specialize in profiling establishments under class A and B which are hotels and restaurants.
Staff from the Tourism Fund with County Government Staff