The government will allocate Sh600 million during the next financial year for training 500 tour guides at the College of African Wildlife Management (CAWM) at Mweka on the slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro.
Secretary of the Tanzania Tour Guides Association (TTGA) Sadock Mugetta said this during a media briefing. He said this was a clear indication that the government appreciated the crucial role they play in the tourism sector.
Chairperson of the association Respicius Baitwa, said the sponsorship will boost the sector and improve the skills of tour guides and porters of Mt. Kilimanjaro stressing that the mountain attracts over 60,000 visitors from abroad each year.