Tanzania’s Parliamentary Committee for Lands, Natural Resources and Tourism has directed the Tanzania National Parks Authority (Tanapa) to work closely with relevant government organisations in developing strategies that will help rescue Lake Manyara from running dry.
Situated in the Lake Manyara National Park, the Lake Manyara, which is a key tourist attraction in the Lake Manyara Park, is currently under threat of drying out as a result of excessive accumulation of sand.
Lands, Natural Resources and Tourism parliamentary committee chairman Kemilembe Lwota made the call on Wednesday, January 24 when concluding the committee’s visit to the park.
“Although it is true that we have the challenge of climate change, we must take action now. We need to ask ourselves how we should order our priorities when it comes to human economic activities like tourism and agriculture,” she observed.
Earlier, Mtama Member of Parliament Nape Nnauye said Tanapa should involve the private sector in attracting more visitors to the national parks.
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