(eTN) – News just came in from Mombasa confirming that Mohammed Hersi, Regional General Manager, Coast, for Sarova Hotels, was last evening re-elected unopposed as Chairman of the Mombasa and Coast Tourist Association (MCTA).
This all-inclusive body for the tourism, hospitality, travel, and aviation sector along the entire Kenyan coast, has in recent years come to the forefront of the tourism industry as an effective lobbying body, whose input and advice government now keenly seeks out.
Mohammed was first elected in 2011 after a spell as Vice Chairman and has since then proactively and very effectively represented the interests of his membership, vis-a-vis government and also in the private sector framework.
Present at the Annual General Meeting was the Principal Secretary in the Ministry of East African Affairs, Commerce and Tourism, Ruth Solitei, and the Mombasa County government’s tourism representative, Antony Njaramba, underscoring the importance government officials now attach to MCTA events.
Mohammed gained nationwide exposure when leading a peaceful anti-poaching demonstration in Mombasa, which eventually spread across the country and which galvanized public opinion against the menace.