Meru Deputy Governor Titus Ntuchiu this morning met and held discussions with board members of the Ngare Ndare Forest Trust led by Trust Chairman Mr. David Kinyua, former Chairman and investor Mr. Charlie Willer who is also a member of the Board, and Mr. John Kinoti, the Community Development Programme Manager for Lewa Wildlife Conservancy.
They discussed at length on how Governor Kiraitu’s Government will continue partnering with the Trust to improve tourism and conservation of Ngare Ndare and especially the development of the internationally recognized 500m(0.5km) Ngare Ndare Forest Canopy Walk which is the second longest in Africa.
“Through the Department of Tourism which is led by County Minister Maingi Mugambi, we shall work closely with the Trust and the national government through the office of the County Commissioner to overcome any challenges that could come on the way of ensuring realization of the full tourism potential of Ngare Ndare Forest for the benefit of the people of Meru County and especially the communities living along the forest,” noted the DG.
He added that promotion and development of a world class tourism is Governor Kiraitu’s core agenda and major strides have been made towards its achievement. The Deputy Governor said Governor Kiraitu remains firmly focused in working with partners to achieve this objective as part of the vision of Making Meru Great.