Kitui Governor Charcoal Ban Is Boosting Tourism In The County
Kitui governor Charity Ngilu put a ban on charcoal back in January 2018 a thing that made them rub shoulders with former Kiambu boss Ferdinand Waititu. Waititu criticized her of halting businesses belonging to people in the county. The two became at longer heads when a lorry that was transporting charcoal in Kitui County was set ablaze.
Ngilu’s decision however is aiding the county in the tourism and environment sector as the forest are now protected and attracting will animals hence boosting tourism, two years after the historic ban. The Tsavo National. Park that had been greatly affected is now going back to its grace after wild animals started flicking into the Park Forest. The ban had helped to conserve the natural habitat of these wild animals.
According to the assistant director of Kenya Wildlife service the ban attracted more rainfall and it is regaining its glory. “The charcoal ban in the county by the government attracted more rainfalls in the recent past than before and the game reserve is regaining its former glory. More animals are trooping back,” remarked Lesimirdana the assistant director. Tourism will be boosted in the county as the park will attract more tourists.
Kitui county houses a number of Parks including; South Kitui and Mwingi North Game Reserves, Mutomo Plant and Bird Sanctuary, parts of Kora National Park, the Nzambani Rock and the rich Akamba culture. The county was among the leading in charcoal production a thing that had affected the climate of the county. “Ngilu is on record asking her people to deal with pastoralist and charcoal traders who have invaded her county. She must be held responsible and stopped forthwith from further inciting her people and causing more damage to property,” remarked Waititu speaking on the charcoal ban in Kitui county.