ABUJA, Nigeria (eTN) – Nigeria’s capital is set to play host to the 47th meeting of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)’s Commission for Africa (CAF) summit, a regional meeting for African tourism ministers to be held from May 13 to 16, 2008.
Themed “How Marketing Techniques Can Contribute To Enhance African Destinations,” the summit is to be attended by all 54 African countries and territories that are affiliate members of the UNWTO.
Ho sa tsotellehe boholo ba kopano ena, Lekala la Nigeria la Bohahlauli, Setso le National Orientation (NMTCNO) le bontšitse thahasello e fokolang haholo ea ho fumana molemo leha e le ofe ho bokelloeng ha matona a bohahlauli. Matsatsi a seng makae pele ho kopano, liofisiri tsa lekala li hlahisitse matšoenyeho.
In view of this apprehension, tourism stakeholders have said they are worried that the reasons for hosting the event in the first place may be futile, as in 2006, a UNWTO Tourism Communication Seminar was cancelled at the very last minutes and reverted to Mali.
According to Ousmane Ndiaye, Africa’s representative to UNWTO in a telephone conversation with eTurboNews Nigeria affiliate, travelafricanews.com, apart from him and resource persons coming for the Abuja seminar, UNWTO deputy secretary general Taleb Rafai will represent the organization’s secretary general, Francisco Frangialli, at the Abuja gathering.
Mabapi le monyetla oa ho hlompha mofu Ignatius Amaduwa Atigbi, Nigerian le molaoli kakaretso oa mehleng oa Nigeria Tourist Association (eo hona joale e leng Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation), mokhatlo oa 'muso o phahameng oa bohahlauli o ileng oa khutsisa mohopolo oa Letsatsi la Lefatše la Bohahlauli, Ndiaye o boletse taba ena. ho tla buisanoa ka Abuja ho tiisa hore na ho ka hlomphuoa Moafrika enoa ea ikhethang joang, neng le hokae.
Meanwhile, all seems not to be well with the ministry as sources in the ministry told travelafricanews.com that many staff frowns at the leadership style of the minister, Prince Kayode Adetokunbo, who they said is not interested in moving the ministry forward.
Ntle le mathata a lekala, mokhatlo o ikemetseng oa lefapha la bohahlauli, Federation of Tourism Association of Nigeria, le ona o mothating oa ho tlaleha hore setopo se ile sa putlama.