Friday, 3 February 2017

Anambra Appropriates N203, 000, 000 for tourism development

By Okechukwu Onuegbu

The Anambra State House of Assembly Committee on Information, Culture and Tourism has said that provisions have been made in the 2017 Appropriation Bill for the development of tourist sites in the state to boost its internally generated revenue.
The committee Chairman, Kingsley Iruba, who disclosed this during the budget interactive forum of the committee with the Ministry of Diaspora Affairs, Culture and Tourism, maintained that the house would ensure that tourist sites in the State are developed to generate more income for the state this year, and beyond because tourism is a lucrative industry.
Also speaking, a member of the committee and member representing Njikoka 1 state constituency, Timothy Ifedioramma, observed that Anambra is blessed with numerous tourist sites yet to be explored, and asked the Ministry of Diaspora affairs, culture and Tourism to redouble their efforts towards tapping from the hidden treasure.
In an interview, the Anambra State Commissioner of Diaspora affairs, Culture and Tourism, Stella Onuoah, pointed out that N203, 000, 000 budge estimate of the Ministry for 2017 would be used to erect five star hotels and amusement parks around Ogbunike and Owerri Ezukala caves and water fall, among others.

This, she said would create job opportunities for the youths and improve the internally generated revenue profile of the state.



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