- The Kitui government has set aside Sh196 million for the establishment of a people’s park at Kalundu Dam in Kitui town.
- Tourism executive Koki Musau yesterday said the recreation Centre at the artificial water body is expected to be up and running by mid-2018.
- The facility will attract both local and international tourists.
By Allan Tawai
Tourism executive Koki Musau yesterday said the recreation Centre at the artificial water body is expected to be up and running by mid-2018.
“Beside ultramodern recreation facilities, the people’s park will have a nature trail, a botanical garden and cultural Centre. Water sports like swimming will also be taking place,” he said.
The executive spoke the press in his office. He added that the facility will attract both local and international tourists.
“We want to ensure Kitui is the place to be for people seeking to have fun. Residents will no longer have to travel out of Kitui to have fun. It will be right at their doorstep,” Musau said.
Mr. Musau said in line with Governor Charity Ngilu’s manifesto of creating wealth, most of the largely non-technical activities and operations at the people’s park will be in the hands of residents.
“Besides creating an opportunity by locals to grow economically as one pillar of our governor’s manifesto, the recreational park will help grow the revenue base of the Kitui Tourism department,” Musau said.
He said the county government also plans to invest in eco lodges and tents in areas of high tourism potential in the Kitui. He said the tourism attraction site will be nurtured to ensure they realize their full potential.
“Kitui had a great tourism potential which we are keen to exploit. We have rare species of birds, snakes and monkeys beside other spectacular sites like Nzambani rock and Ikoo valley,” the tourism boss said.