Maputo, 21 Nov (AIM) – Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi has challenged the private sector to continue investing in the culture and tourism sector in order to boost the development of communities and the economy in general.
According to Nyusi, who was inaugurating a Hotel on Monday in Metangula, in the northern province of Niassa, Mozambique has established itself as a leading player in the region’s tourism industry, offering reliable and trustworthy services.
“Today we are not just celebrating the hotel, but the fruits of a struggle in which the sons of Niassa were major protagonists, along with other compatriots. The hotel’s entry into operation extends the comparative advantage in the development of tourism in Niassa province, whose potential is quite impressive, but still very little exploited”, he added.
The hotel, named Jamine Bay and Spa, is budgeted at 120 million meticais (about two million US dollars).
Nyusi also encouraged the private sector and entrepreneurial initiatives, including at community level, to exploit the rich cultural mosaic as a source of income generation and development.
“The Jamine Bay Hotel and Spa closes the narrative that the shores of Lake Niassa do not have quality tourist infrastructures, compared to neighboring countries such as Malawi and Tanzania”, he stressed.
In order to boost tourism in the region and in the country in general, the President urged the government to increase the volume of national and international tourists, stimulating the diversification of products and services.