August 28, 2009

Beach operators to move out by October 2009

Filed under: Introduction — parto @ 12:29 pm

The relocation programme  of over 2,000 beach operators which is being opposed by a section of Coast Members of Parliament kick off at the end of next month.The ministry of Tourism will build at least 400 stalls along the access road road to the beaches will start at the end of October.

The move is to address and deal with the tourist harassment along the beaches which is a major factor affecting tourist arrivals. About 60% of tourists who visit the country complain of harassment by beach operators who aggressively sell their merchandise to tourists strolling along the beaches.

The relocation project will coast the government Sh 100 million and will involve the building of 400 modern stalls. The relocation programme has since last year been dogged by opposition from a section beach operators will be denied an income.

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