West Pokot County Tourism and Culture Department is adopting various interventions to market the county and change the image of the county.
Such interventions include developing a quarterly tourism magazine and hiking for fun event where the department organizes a two-three-day event to tour a specific place in the county. These interventions are drawn from the four pillars of tourism which are cultural, environmental, economic and social pillars.
Last week saw the first ever inaugural auditions in search for Miss Tourism West Pokot County at Mtelo Hall in Kapenguria Ward. The event was organized by Epac Event Planners and saw over 26 candidates drawn from across the county audition.
The auditions were meant to select the best from the county after which one contestant will be chosen to represent the county at the national level. 12 contestants were selected from the batch of 26. The 12 will be in a camp for a week where they will be trained on various modelling and pageantry knowledge and skills with regards to the county tourism and culture facts.
Addressing the contestants and county residents who attended the event, Ms. Emily Chepoisho-CEC Member for Tourism, Culture, Youth and Social Services applauded the efforts made by the staff and residents in making the event successful and standing by the department to market the county. “I am really grateful to all those who pulled all the strings to make the day beautiful and positive. This is only the beginning of better things to come. West Pokot County is a county of hidden treasures and as such a county to watch and embrace for investment.” She said.
Also present were Linus Losialima-CO Investment and Cooperatives, Timothy Lomulen:CO Housing and Urban Planning, Maimuna Chepngetich: Dir Tourism and Culture, Leonard Kilekwang (youths and social services) and Erick Changorok(sports).