Employ trained guards at game reserves hotels, says Kanyasu

24Feb 2020
The Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
Employ trained guards at game reserves hotels, says Kanyasu

​​​​​​​DEPUTY minister for Natural resources and Tourism Constantine Kanyasu has directed institutions that manage game reserves to ensure it supervises closely owners of hotels in the reserves hire guards that are trained in wildlife professional colleges in the country or those who had received-

​​​​​​​DEPUTY minister for Natural resources and Tourism Constantine Kanyasu.

-National Service (JKT) training.

He said according to  reports  several incidents of tourists being attacked by wild animals during the night while asleep were because the guards run away in fear of the beasts.

He said there have also been reports that whenever thefts of tourists’ property occur; fingers have always been pointed at the guards.

Kanyasu said employment of guards  should be based according to colleges they gone to be it from   wildlife colleges or JKT.

Kanyasu issued the directive at the weekend when he was speaking to members of the defence and security committee during his official visit at the offices of the Nyamagana District Commissioner in Mwanza region.

He said when tourists come into the country they need two things foremost – security and hospitality, and added that his directive will involve all tourism stakeholders in the game reserves including owners of hotels and tented camps.

He added that if not observed, the incidents whereby guards run away when tourists come into trouble instead of assisting will    kill the tourism sector.

He said trained guards know how to tackle attacking wild animals but also are well, conversant in serving tourists as they know their commitment  to the country.