Nyerere National Park to become among the best worldwide –Kijazi

25Nov 2020
Correspondent
Morogoro
The Guardian
Nyerere National Park to become among the best worldwide –Kijazi

​​​​​​​THE government has unveiled plans to make the new Nyerere National Park (NNP) that was carved from the former Selous Forest Reserve in Morogoro Region become among the best national parks in the world.

Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism Dr Allan Kijazi.

The move is a result of the NNP- before it was handed over to Tanzania National Parks Authority (TANAPA) when it was still part of Selous Forest Reserve losing qualifications as a reserve area due to wanton poaching activities.

Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism Dr Allan Kijazi said that Nyerere National Park  will  become more popular due to its diversity of wildlife and other living organisms that are not found anywhere on earth.

The PS said this recently when closing basic training for 561 recruits of the Tanzania Forest Services Agency (TFS) conducted at Matambwse inside Nyerere National Park.

Dr Kijazi, who also doubles as TANAPA Commissioner for Conservation said the decision to make the park among the best was contributed by the ongoing Julius Nyerere Hydro Power plant (JNHPP) in the Reserve that will also become one among attractions for tourists.

He said: “Due to that, TANAPA decided to conduct basic training for TFS recruits in order to have new wardens who will work in NNP.” Read More...https://epaper.ippmedia.com