Deputy Governor H.E David Kones graced the graduation ceremony of 140 participants in the 2023 refresher courses for the Hospitality Industry. The two-week intense training program took place at Lake Naivasha, specifically at Sawela Lounge in Naivasha, and involved participants from Central Rift, North Rift, and the Mara region.
The refresher courses were organized by the Ministry of Tourism, the Utalli College Liaison Committee, and local Hotels and Lounges in Naivasha, which generously provided accommodation for the participants. The event celebrated the successful completion of the program and marked a significant step in enhancing the skills and knowledge of individuals in the hospitality sector.
During the graduation ceremony, Deputy Governor Kones shared insights into Nakuru County’s commitment to boosting the tourism sector. He revealed that the county government, led by Governor Susan Kihika, is in the process of operationalizing the Nakuru County Tourism and Marketing Board. This board aims to bring together key stakeholders in the tourism industry to effectively market Nakuru County at domestic, regional, and international levels, contributing to the sector’s growth and development.
Kones congratulated all the participants and encouraged them to apply the acquired knowledge and skills to enhance productivity in their respective workplaces. The graduation ceremony served as a testament to the county’s investment in capacity building and the continuous improvement of skills in the vital hospitality industry.
Accompanying the Deputy Governor at the ceremony were CECM for Trade, Tourism, and Cooperatives Hon. Stephen Kuria, Chief Officer for Tourism Rosemary Kimani, Chief Officer for Resource Mobilization Pastor Alex Maina, and Director for Youth Josphat Kimemia. Their presence underscored the county’s commitment to supporting and celebrating the achievements of individuals in the hospitality sector.