Saturday, 30 June 2012

MOMBASA MARINE PARK & RESERVE RE-BRANDED


Hon . Wekesa handing over a flag for the newly rebranded Mombasa Marine Park & Reserve.


The Kenya Wildlife Service Re-branded the Mombasa Marine Park and Reserve on 27th June at the Public Beach in Bamburi and Wild Kenya Safaris was invited as honored guests to this auspicious event!


Hon. Wekesa during the ground
breaking ceremony of
 Reef Flats & the new Offices.
 
The Re-branding of the park was aimed at improving its identity
towards being a world class attraction for Marine activities and
establishing a globally recognized marine park. As the director of KWS appropriately mentioned "Tourism stakeholders state that our beaches and marine parks are old and tired, how can gods creation ever become that, it is up to us to rejuvenate ourselves, and this is exactly what
we are doing".





From left to right, a Power House Discussion between KWS Director, Senior Warden Marine Parks Arthur Tuda,
Minister of Forestry & Wildlife and the Minister for Tourism.


KWS helicopter maneuvering for landing. Its a
 prime asset for park surveillance and anti-poaching missions.
At the ceremony the new KWS staff accommodation and office blocks ground ceremony also took place as part of the vision to upgrading KWS facilities and infrastructure. This would improve services and reach out to communities bordering the park. At the same event, a Beach
Management Program was launched where local beach operators were thankful to the KWS and Ministries for taking care of the community by providing security, search and rescue facilities and a new fish shop
called "Fungani".


 Director of KWS Julius Kipngetich.

During his speach, the Hon. Minister for Foresrty and Wildlife Noah Wekesa, publicly expressed his disappointment again about the killing of six lions in Kitengela last week and assured that disciplinary
action will being taken. The proposed new wildlife bill that is to table parliament will see fresh legislation surrounding areas of poaching penalties as well as compensation for loss of life and livestock during incidences of human wildlife conflict.



KWS Assistant Director of Coast Mr Simon Gitau escorting the Minister of Tourism Hon. Danson Mwazo and
Assistant Minister of Foresrty and Wildlife Hon. Josphat Nanok.


KWS Band proudly marching on during the festivities.

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