Tourism operators must up their game ps maraka what are some ways to make money – lesotho times

MM: I have been re-assigned and it is simply that I cannot take up what are some ways to make money one contract while on another one. I wouldn’t have resigned because I’m happy to serve basotho here at home, but asked to take up a new assignment, I had to resign as PS. The government secretary is my supervisor and boss, so I complied. My new assignment hasn’t not been specified in writing but I expect official what are some ways to make money communication, while on a month’s notice until end february 2019.

PS: it has been a very exciting experience to have served what are some ways to make money two ministries, namely ministry of health (MOH) and ministry of tourism, environment and culture (MTEC). At health, it has the science of healthcare, diseases, medicines and health systems strengthening. And there are protocols and procedures but here at tourism what are some ways to make money it is mainly about creativity and innovation as one of what are some ways to make money four economy driving ministries in NSDP II. Creativity and innovation are key to the ministry’s capacity to drive the economy, be it through tangible and intangible tourism, environmental and cultural national assets.

PS: by my observation, the problems of health are almost the same as those what are some ways to make money of tourism in lesotho. It is about the customer – the need to greatly improve customer focus. At health, our hospitals and clinics have lots of demand but the what are some ways to make money quality of services is chronically poor. Our key indicators are improving too slowly. In tourism, the demand yields just 20 percent bed occupancy, and earns just M862 per night in hotels and guest what are some ways to make money houses (see LTDC 2019 data) and is due to poor self-marketing by hoteliers. They depend heavily on government business, which takes long between invoice and receipt of payment; depleting their cash flow. This in turn results in poor services and customer loss.

The tourism contribution to the GDP was just 1.4 percent in a UN 2014 report, and it could be now at 1.8 percent in 2019. It is characterized by our environmental assets being seen for what are some ways to make money free, while facilities lay idle. This, unlike the health system where facilities face high demand due what are some ways to make money to tuberculosis, hypertension, HIV/AIDS and many other, including childhood and maternal illnesses. The challenge here is to deliver good services promises to what are some ways to make money meet a big customer base and expectations.

In tourism, when was the last time you saw hoteliers and B&B managers advertise in our newspapers that husband and wife, boy and girlfriend, people …come to stay a weekend at discounted price: this weekend the breakfast is good, lunch and dinner are great, the showers are excellent, DSTV has 54 channels and you are secure. If we don’t advertise to customers, in all media platforms, it sets off a cycle of value chain breakdowns. To make money, we must invest money as “mabele a lengoa ka a mang” in sesotho.

To address free views of the country, my honourable minister (semano sekatle) is leading a plan to introduce a tourism levy and what are some ways to make money boom-gates collections which will not go into the government coffers what are some ways to make money but come straight to the ministry. That, as with the road fund and few others, will improve the ministry’s revenue if the levy is passed by cabinet. There are several creative ways to achieve tourism benefit.

PS: the challenge is that of guidance by form of documents. We need to have laws, policies and regulations. At health, we are still using the public health order of 1973. It is an outdated legal instrument which needs to be what are some ways to make money quickly overhauled to go with the changing times in global what are some ways to make money health systems. Now everyone is doing what they want and unless there what are some ways to make money are laws to govern activity, both the health and tourism sectors face challenges with legal what are some ways to make money instruments.

PS: at health I was just begging to set sail, with a clear map of the key issues to address what are some ways to make money such as child immunization, health information systems, capital project management, making sense of the pivotal role of men and their what are some ways to make money participation in improving child and maternal health, TB, HIV prevention, etc.. And it was soon time to go. At tourism our teams (the work of my predecessors and colleagues), finally achieved the passing of the radiation protection act in what are some ways to make money september 2018. That long awaited law. The next step is for the hon. Minister to appoint a board to govern radiation-related issues and for health to set up cancer education, prevention, detection and treatment and care services.

PS: for the ministry of tourism and all others, it is important because we are exposed to radiation in what are some ways to make money daily life. We use radiation emitting equipment such as x-rays, cellphones, computers, equipment is used in agriculture, mining and road construction and the like. So, we need to educate the public, establish the inventory and types of radioactive sources, waste and risk across the country. Radiation source owners must be identified, licensed and regulated by that board soonest it comes into what are some ways to make money office. Their immediate task is to measure how much radiation risk what are some ways to make money basotho have, not just from the environment but also in terms of what are some ways to make money equipment that emits radiation.

Look how much cancer is ravaging our country. We refer people to bloemfontein and lately to india, both of which need a sustainability check…. We use radiation technology to treat cancer and there are what are some ways to make money plans to start a radiation facility near QMMH, and recruit and retain highly skilled basotho staff for it. That is very good because we will detect cancer early, educate people and treat it before it aggravates. The act is an achievement for all ministries, with MTEC only a custodian of the law.

Currently our country is visited for free and nobody pays what are some ways to make money to see our beauty. So we must reap the benefits by charging an acceptable what are some ways to make money amount for access to these places. Certain service providers can be levied but I’m not sure if the public can or should be what are some ways to make money made to pay a levy but it will depend on what are some ways to make money how the authors of the regulations will decide.

PS: we are not satisfied with the allocation that we receive what are some ways to make money from the national budget. This is why we are calling for greater investment and what are some ways to make money diversified sources of income to support tourism. However, we are not just asking the taxpayer to pay more what are some ways to make money for tourism. We are asking our own authorities, that is, cabinet and parliament to implement levies and other means of what are some ways to make money revenue collection to promote tourism. We are urging hoteliers to improve marketing, communities to welcome visitors, herd boys to be made aware of how it all what are some ways to make money works, local companies to invest, government to provide the enabling climate, and so on. Tourism should not beg, but make money at hotels, tour operations, national events such as the roof of africa, MACUFE, and so on… by reviving and increasing participation and spending within our borders.

LT: you spoke of tourism infrastructure lying idle. The government also owns tourism infrastructure including hotels and lodges what are some ways to make money that are leased out to companies and individuals such as what are some ways to make money the victoria hotel in maseru. There has been talk that some of the companies that what are some ways to make money lease such facilities (e.G. Victoria hotel, mohale lodge) are not even paying dues to government. What is the ministry and the government doing about this?

PS: in both cases, my predecessors and I found legal battles blocking the road. I have a short message to the management of these what are some ways to make money two facilities: they are not getting customers because they cannot market themselves. That’s in turn because they cannot refurbish and because the what are some ways to make money hotels are not attractive. They are not doing good business evading dues to ministry what are some ways to make money by engineering legal battles with government. If they seem happy to flout the law, they had better get their act together and turn that what are some ways to make money facility into a profitable one and stop ignoring that it what are some ways to make money is in fact a public asset. But it can be said they seem happy to defraud what are some ways to make money the taxpayer. However, we believe dialogue is the solution between the ministry and what are some ways to make money the hotels. We must talk.

PS: mainly they know that for government to get them to what are some ways to make money pay up, it entails lengthy legal wrangles which they have time and what are some ways to make money delaying tactics for. We as a ministry are also taking a very long what are some ways to make money time to act and one of the reasons is the what are some ways to make money frequent changes in government. I was given a report about victoria hotel. My predecessor, PS motena tšolo was working on it, just like our pre-predecessors. The managers are capitalizing on knowing that every time there what are some ways to make money is a change of minister and or principal secretary, they can get away with dilly-dallying because of the high level memory loss and poor what are some ways to make money follow up on the part of government.

We could take them to court, do everything the legal way to get the property back what are some ways to make money but changes in leadership means that when a new minister what are some ways to make money comes in, the process starts afresh. So, I say the ministry has a responsibility to go out what are some ways to make money and map facilities that are neither making profit nor paying what are some ways to make money their dues and act on them. Currently we have the transaction advisory team at work in what are some ways to make money MTEC, working on how to structure the contracts that we enter what are some ways to make money into with operators of hotels to arrive at some level what are some ways to make money of standardisation in contracting these companies. Tourism is not quickly picking up because the operators of what are some ways to make money the facilities are not up to scratch in terms of what are some ways to make money attracting visitors. They should be looking for people who pay liquid cash. They should advertise more and invite the public to stay what are some ways to make money on the weekends like some of the bigger hotels do what are some ways to make money for weekend specials. Those get fully booked for such occasions. All other facilities can do the same so that when what are some ways to make money operators are profitable, staff earn their salaries and the economy grows.

PS: no. They are an international consultants team and they do once what are some ways to make money off work and go. I think government has to rethink the consulting arena. We cannot always depend on external consultants even for work what are some ways to make money that we can do ourselves. We need to fight unemployment while building local consulting capacity what are some ways to make money and eliminate the huge costs of external consultants. It not only in monetary but also in contextual terms what are some ways to make money in some instances.

PS: am I happy with the LTDC? No, I am not happy and I learnt that many other what are some ways to make money pss before me were also not happy with how the what are some ways to make money LTDC and the ministry work together. The two must related in a parent and strategic business what are some ways to make money unit mode. Now the LTDC sometimes think that they are a regulatory what are some ways to make money authority and this is harming its relationship with the ministry what are some ways to make money and stakeholders of tourism. It’s about leadership, style, vision, reaching across and networking. MTEC is not going to micro-manage the LTDC and cooperation is not conquest. The LTDC must pick up on their own part to what are some ways to make money market lesotho as a tourism destination of choice. The LTDC has excellent human resource base, a depth of skills and young and robust team that what are some ways to make money only needs to reach out, to improve its work. A I am about to go, I’m satisfied that there has been an improvement in the what are some ways to make money relationship and what we need to do is to continue what are some ways to make money to work together.

PS: tourism is the way to go in economy building. Unless we recognize the national wealth that lies within the what are some ways to make money natural environment, culture, arts and creativity unique to lesotho, we will not develop. I thank all my colleagues, pss, friends and clients at both the MOH and MTEC and what are some ways to make money all other ministries for their support and cooperation. They were great teams and I hope to still be what are some ways to make money an instrument of that “connection” wherever I go next. Have a great 2019 year ahead.

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