Southern Sudan implements new tourism policy

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Following final stakeholder consultations over the past several days, in which a panel of experts – drawn from the public and private sector, academia, non-governmental organizations, and development partner representatives – reviewed the draft policy document prepared by a team of consultants, the Ministry of Wildlife Conservation and Tourism has taken “delivery” of the document.

The new policy is aimed to provide a foundation for the restoration of the tourism industry in coming years and will be followed by new legislation and regulations for the sector.

Said this correspondent’s co-consultant for the work, Mr. David Abura Ogwang, at the end of the weeklong reviews and consultations: “This is a milestone for Southern Sudan. The policy document is comprehensive and covers all aspects of tourism-related activities, and it will serve the government and people of the Southern Sudan well in the years to come.”