Minister of Natural Resources and Tourism Shamsa Mwangunga of Tanzania

Shamsa Selengia Mwangunga was appointed the new Minister of Natural Resources Tourism for the United Republic of Tanzania in February 2008.
Mwangunga has an extensive and impressive educational background spanning the globe.
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (eTN) - Tanzania, an upcoming African tourist destination has got a new tourism minister, Mrs.
Moreover, Mwangunga said there had been an increase in water usage from the lake after the construction of a hydro-electric power generation station in Jinja, Uganda.
Deputy Minister for Water Shamsa Mwangunga said yesterday that people should adopt the habit of keeping water reserves as a way of coping with frequent water shortages.
Mwangunga said that the water situation was serious, as the level of water at Upper Ruvu was low due to the prevailing drought.
Regarding water rationing in Dar es Salaam, Mwangunga said it would go on because water levels are low and the equipment is old.
Natural Resources and Tourism minister Shamsa Mwangunga said this while on a tour of Singita Grumeti Reserve funded projects in Serengeti and Bunda districts in Mara Region, accompanied by journalists.
An upbeat minister Mwangunga says much of the success would be thanks to promotional drives to be implemented by the government with support from a line-up of other institutions.
Mwangunga said now the ministry was working on classifying hotels, a move she said would boost tourism.
Natural Resources and Tourism minister Shamsa Mwangunga said the Government decided to reduce hunting fees following pressure from members of the Tanzania Hunting Operators Association (Tahoa.
Mrs Mwangunga said just four of the 56 registered hunting companies actually paid the new fees, while 36 only said they had accepted the new rates.
On construction of hotels close to tourist sites, Mrs Mwangunga said her ministry would go ahead with their development despite criticism from other stakeholders.
Commenting on the effects of building an airport and a five-star hotel in Serengeti National Park, Mrs Mwangunga said an environmental impact assessment had been conducted before the projects were given the go-ahead.
Mwangunga was in town to meet with tourism officials and organizations—including the Africa Travel Association, of which she was recently elected president.
These efforts seem to be paying off, as the nation has already exceeded the numbers Mwangunga had projected earlier this year.
Mwangunga was joined at the gala by the Hon.
Travel Agents Play Vital RoleWhen asked about the importance of travel agents to this goal, Mwangunga was very clear.
In her budget speech, Natural Resources and Tourism minister Shamsa Mwangunga said from July last year to March this year, the country received 617,776 tourists who visited various national parks.