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Daily Nation : February 25th 2014
24 | County News MOMBASA | In the past, visitors were left at the border Tourist firms upbeat as Tanzania lifts vans ban Kenyan-registered vehicles can now drop holidaymakers in Arusha, Moshi and Dodoma BY MATHIAS RINGA @mathiasringa email@example.com allow local vans to drop tourists in its towns. This follows an agreement K signed in Arusha last week under which Kenyan-registered vans will for the first time drop tourists in the Tanzanian towns of Moshi, Dodoma and Arusha. The agreement was signed b mer Secr h zar 4 | County News MOMBASA | In the past, visitors were left at the border Tourist firms upbeat as Tanzania lifts vans ban Kenyan-registered vehicles can now drop holidaymakers in Arusha, Moshi and Dodoma BY MATHIAS RINGA @mathiasringa firstname.lastname@example.org allow local vans to drop tour- ists in its towns. This follows an agreement K signed in Arusha last week under which Kenyan-regis- tered vans will for the first time drop tourists in the Tanzanian towns of Moshi, Dodoma and Arusha. The agreement was signed b mer Secr h zar c c C M the enyan tourism stakeholders have welcomed Tanzania’s decision to ing it would boost tourism in both countries. Over the years, she said, Kenyan tour firms dropped tourists on the border since Tanzania did not allow their vehicles to proceed to its towns. Ms Solanki said tourists were dismayed when they BACKGROUND Kandie asked to intervene Last year, Kenyan tour firms sought the intervention of Mrs Kandie over Tanzania’s refusal to let in Kenyan registered vans carrying holidaymakers. The companies said they had been incurring osses since they pay Tanzanian tour rs for them to pick at the border. sts, they argued, convenienced by ropped at the born later picked by an vans. were dropped on the border, then picked by Tanzanian vans. “We are glad that the Tanza- nian Government has agreed to allow Kenyan vehicles to drop tourists in its towns instead of at the border,” she said. “It will now be easier for Kenyan tour operators to take tourists to Tanzania. The holidaymakers will be happy to be ferried straight to their destinations,” she added. Mombasa and Coast Tourist Association chairman Mohamed Hersi said the agreement would boost the sector and benefit both countries. Wide range of products “The agreement is key for the growth of the sector as it will give tourists a wide range of tourist products to explore in both Kenya and Tanzania,” Mr Hersi said. “We have instances where tourists from Kenya prefer to be taken to Tanzania to see Mount Kilimanjaro while those from Tanzania visit the world famous Maasai Mara Game Reserve,” he added. Dr Swazuri told Sabaki residents in Magarini sub-county that several parcels of grabbed land had been recovered and the title deeds revoked. “If we find out that the 1,000 JARED NYATAYA | NATION Scouts and Girl Guides from various primary and secondary schools in Eldoret Town march yesterday in a procession to mark Founder’s Day. The founder, Baden Powell, was born on February 22, 1857 and died in 1941 in Nyeri. The annual event marks his birthday. acres of Kisiwa farm were acquired illegally, the titles will be revoked,” he said. Dr Swazuri, who was on a tour of Kilifi County to get residents’ views on land grabbing, warned squatters against invading other people’s land. MARCH | Scouts remember founder DAILY NATION Tuesday February 25, 2014 KILIFI ADC land grab claims probed BY NATION CORRESPONDENT The land commission is inves- tigating claims that part of the Agricultural Development Corporation land in Malindi has been grabbed. National Land Commission (NLC) chairman Mohamed Swazuri (below) said a committee had been set up to investigate the land grabbing claims.
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