Tourism and Wildlife Cabinet Secretary Hon. Najib Balala in Meru County to promote tourism.

Tourism and Wildlife Cabinet Secretary
Hon. Najib Balala yesterday led a team from the ministry and Environment Committee Chairman Hon. Kareke Mbiuki to our County in a bid to promote tourism.

The Cabinet Secretary has allocated Ksh 95 million towards the construction of the road to Meru National Park to make it accessible and attract more local international tourists.

This will also boost the efforts of my Government to revamp the tourism sector and make our County the preferred tourist destination in the region and the country at large.

Hon. Balala said that those farmers whose crops were damaged by wildlife will receive their compensation. Human-wildlife conflict has been an issue and they are sure that those affected will be glad to receive the compensation.

We hope to have a lasting solution between the Kenya Wildlife Service and the local community in matters mitigating the conflict.

The CS also agreed to partner with my administration to set up a recreational site and a gate at Lake Ellis where we have already done a 22 km motorable road from Themwe.