MS. EMILLY CHEPOGHISYO - CEC TOURISM, SPORTS, CULTURE & SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
|WILSON NGOROKO - CO TOURISM, SPORTS CULTURE & SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT|
VISION: To make West Pokot a Tourist destination for all.
MISSION: To market, promote and manage sustainable tourism
The Department of Tourism is responsible for tourism policy, management and product development.
The Department is currently developing the County’s Tourism Strategy and matters related to policy formulation, coordination, planning and research and product development in the field of tourism.
Tourism is one of the most important social-economic sectors in Kenya. The sector contributes about 11 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and employs about 12 percent of the total wage workforce in the country.
Over the years, tourism has become an extremely competitive business. This necessitates a paradigm shift in the development and management of the sector. The focus must shift from the traditional tourism products to sustainable tourism. It is therefore imperative that tourism is developed and managed in a controlled and integrated in sustainable manner
As we push forward into another exciting quarter of the financial year 2018/2019, our main focus will be to promote our county’s tourism industry. We shall provide clear direction and leadership in regards to tourism policy and development.
West Pokot is extremely endowed with natural resources ranging from scenic sites such as Mt Mtelo, beautiful escarpments such as Marich Pass, Tartar falls and sacred places which offer plenty of tourist activities.
West Pokot is wild, untamed and will never fail to charm those seeking to unravel the mystery of her untouched natural beauty.
Welcome to West Pokot!