Sunday, August 12, 2018
Public Private partnership- A probable panacea for ecotourism development in Anambra State, Nigeria
PUBLIC-PRIVATE-PARTNERSHIP (PPP): A PROBABLE PANACEA FOR ECOTOURISM DEVELOPMENT IN ANAMBRA STATE, NIGERIA (This is an abridged version)
CHIGOZIE JUDE ODUM
DEPARTMENT OF ARCHAEOLOGY AND TOURISM, UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, NSUKKA, ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA
A PAPER PRESENTED AT THE 7TH INTERNATIONAL TOURISM STUDIES ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE HELD AT CSIR CENTRE PRETORIA SOUTH AFRICA
6TH-10TH AUGUST, 2018
vAnambra has many eco-tourist attractions.
v Cave, lakes, forests etc.
vCommunity members manage these attractions.
vMost of them are not harnessed.
v Uncoordinated & poor stakeholders interest.
v PPP seems a viable option.
vEight gazzetted forest reserves.
vUngaezzeted forest reserves.
v diversified flora and fauna.
vManaged by community
vharvest Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) from these forest.
vSome of the caves are deified
vThese caves are polluted and defaced by visitors.Streams, lakes and rivers in the state are not developed.
q 96.2 % of staff in related ministries supported PPP.
q PPP was supported by all the communities with ecotourist attractions
qyears of neglect by government.
qEconomic gains (jobs)
qQuest for other forms of development (infrastructure) was the reasons why PPP was clamored for
vPPP seems ideal for ecotourism.
v PPP is acceptable
vstaff of tourism related ministries.
v The PPP & community interest
v sustainability reasons.
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