Tshisekedi calls on the Congolese to create conditions conducive to the development of the tourism sector

Kinshasa – Considered the 3rd economic sector in the world, tourism is currently one of the world’s service industries and a powerful generator of wealth and employment.

The Head of State Félix Tshisekedi launched a call for the creation of conditions conducive to the development of the tourism sector in the DRC on the occasion of the opening in Kinshasa, on December 15, 2020 at the National Museum of the first international tourism fair.

For the President of the Republic, this forum is an exchange of reflection, sharing of experiences and promotion of tourism in the DRC.

Considered the 3rd largest economic sector in the world, tourism is currently one of the world’s service industries and a powerful generator of wealth and employment.

Tourism in the DRC has enormous potential for transformation, job creation and lucrative growth, the first Congolese citizen said in substance.

In the Head of State’s program, the tourism sector appears as a factor of economic diversification.

This is why, in the government’s program, it is a pillar of economic growth in order to take full advantage of it.

However, everything should be done so that tourism can contribute to the emergence of the Congo.

In addition, the Head of State indicated that he remains convinced that the work of this exhibition devoted to investment and the promotion of tourism in the DRC will address issues relating to security issues, the availability of tourist infrastructure, the quality of staff in tourist units, the diversification of the tourist offer, investments and the impact of covid 19 on tourism.

F. Tshisekedi called on the public, private and civil society sectors to provide appropriate responses to meet the challenge of reviving tourism.

For this, he pledged to closely follow the conclusions and recommendations that will result from this work because, he said that tourism is a sector of the future and an important source of foreign exchange.

For his part, the Minister of Tourism, Yves Mbukulu Zola specified that the DRC is a country with great cultural biodiversity of fauna and flora and abounds within it 450 ethnic groups true sanctuaries for many species of plants and animals, some of which are endemic such as the bonobo, the Okapi, the white rhinoceros, the Congolese peacock, the mountain gorilla …

This potential, enumerated, establishes the DRC as an unrivaled tourist haven and requires our involvement at all levels to exploit this natural treasure.

In this regard, said the patron of tourism, efforts are being carried out within the framework of the conservation of these species through the servicing of the management of our various parks and protected areas.

He also said that tourism has not missed the health crisis affecting the earth.

Directly affecting all the sectors in which tourism ranks as one of the most affected by this scourge.

Thus, the DRC faced with this, resolved to this challenge by setting up an emergency plan to revive post covid tourism 19 which gives priority to the development of domestic tourism.

It should be noted that the first international tourism fair launched on the 15th will end on December 17th, 2020 with the theme “investment and promotion of tourism in the DRC”.

To this end, several stands have been erected highlighting the provinces of the DRC with their tourist potential.

Gisele Tshijuka

(GTM / Yes)

Janelle B. Smith

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