Zanzibar tourism minister defends new jetties


(eTN) The growing number of newly-constructed jetties, aimed to promote water sports from various locations across the island, has received ministerial support, when the Zanzibar tourism minister, Samia Hassan, openly spoke out in support of such ventures. Other members of the Zanzibari assembly had criticized such projects as unproductive, and alleged violation of environmental requirements, but the minister firmly rejected both notions.

Jetties, especially those near beach resorts, are regularly used to moor sailing and fishing boats and attract tourist visitors to participate in such activities, benefiting local staff with employment. The minister also assured the assembly that all environmental norms were met, and no project of this nature started without all approvals in place.