Siha  unveilsa new  strategy to promote local tourism

23Feb 2019
The Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
Siha  unveilsa new  strategy to promote local tourism

SIHA District Commissioner in Kilimanjaro Region Onesmo Buswelu has unveiled a new  strategy to use students to promote local tourism in the country.

According to him, the strategy would help market tourist attractions available in the country especially when the students go back to their home regions for holidays.


To implement the plan, the district commissioner ordered managements of six high schools in the district to take a total of 500 Form Five and Six students to visit the Mount Kilimanjaro national park to experience the uniqueness of the continent’s tallest mountain.


The schools are Sanya Juu, Oshara, Magnificant, Visitation Girls, Magadini and Faraja Seminary.


“These students come from different regions in the country, so if we use them well, by organising study tours to various national parks and attractions, they will learn and then be able to share and encourage others back home…using famous people is not enough, our students also can help promote local tourism,” he said.


Mount Kilimanjaro is crowned in glacier. The mountain dictates its own weather patterns and water flows. It provides home to thousands of species of flora and fauna and contributes to the livelihoods of tens of thousands.


Few years, researchers exploring a remote valley on Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain (Kilimanjaro) discovered a towering tree of 81.5 metres.


The giant specimen is an entandrophragma excelsum, a rare species that is typically found in upland semi-deciduous forest, and it might be more than 600 years old.


Researchers first noted the mammoth size of some of the valley’s trees during an expedition 20 years ago, but the location’s remoteness kept the true height of its vegetation a secret until researchers recently found their way back there.


The trees in this valley are nurtured by rich volcanic soils, high temperatures and higher than normal levels of precipitation, which undoubtedly helps them to reach such great heights.


















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