Kenya partners with Morocco to boost tourism
Posted by African Press International on July 17, 2012
By Thomas Ochieng, API Kenya
Kenya and Morocco have entered into joint bilateral cooperation particularly in infrastructural development, trade, tourism and cultural exchange programmes. This initiative was the culmination of a visit to Nairobi by the head of tourism federation of Morocco Mr.Ali Ghannam. The visit was a follow-up of the visit to Morocco by officials of the Kenya tourism board early this
A country whose school enrollment figures, access to electricity and clean water stagnated at about 50 per cent some eight years ago, has performed beyond expectation with an impressive 90 per cent of its population have access to basic these needs, a successful story indeed worth emulating as African people.
The northern Africa intends to add another accolade to its name by embarking on ambitious goal to attract 20 million tourists by 2020.This is due to huge incentives such as land tourism players are given some in form grant. The investor obliged to develop tourism sites, hotels, restaurants and recreational facilities within agreed times. This is the focus of the new cooperation between Kenya and Morocco, Kenya is set to emulate the tourism federation of
Morocco in advancing its tourism sector, which to date is the second foreign
To herald the new cooperation, the two countries have signed an agreement to
have direct flights from Nairobi to Casablanca beginning 2013. In addition There is an honorary Kenyan consul in Casablanca, Morocco, with a mandate to promote, project and protect the image and interests of Kenya and Kenyans in Morocco in addition to strengthening political, cultural and socioeconomic relations between the two countries.
The northern Africa nation under the leadership of the youthful His Majesty King Mohamed VI heeded to its people’s wishes and conducted a peaceful constitutional reform and conducting an election that was accepted by the populace. This measure forestalled the wind of revolution that swept the North Africa states that refused to heed to the wishes of their citizens.