Bah, the newly-appointed Minister of Tourism and Culture under the coalition
government, has said he would work hard with the support of stakeholders to
develop the tourism industry in the country.
Bah was speaking at a press conference organised by his ministry at the
Paradise Suites Hotel in Kololi.
said for the tourism industry to register more development, every stakeholder
should come on board to work as a team to develop the industry.
hotels were 90 percent full prior to the Jammeh-triggered political impasse,
which caused tour operators to withdraw and tourists to return to their
his ministry, the new government will do all it takes to attract more tourists
to the country, Minister Bah said, adding that The Gambia is safer than any
other place as a tourist destination.
new Tourism minister told journalists that freedom of expression is assured,
especially for radio stations, newspapers, the television station, and all
members of the media.
enjoined journalists to do their work to show that the country has changed, and
“is changing for the better”.
can assure you that other members of the coalition are all action-oriented; and
you the people gave us the power to serve you and you have the right to know
and to find out what is happening in every ministry, and in every department of
continued: “We are now in the real era of transparency and accountability, and
we must acknowledge and accept that the style of government in this country has
changed drastically, since President Barrow was sworn in as President of the
Jabang, deputy permanent secretary at the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, who
chaired the meeting, said their doors are open to the press, and people are
free to visit The Gambia.
Jabang further said the tourism industry is moving on positively, adding that
reforms are ongoing in the industry, which include destination marketing,
quality control, service delivery, product development and improvement of
linkages with other products of the economy.