Published On: Wed, Mar 28th, 2018

Ethiopia says will prevent Al Shabaab attacks

The Ethiopian Tourism Organization said protecting peace and tourism should be a priority agenda to all citizens and stakeholders engaged in the sector.

A three days training targeting stakeholders, like hotels and tour operators, was launched here yesterday.

Briefing journalists Assistant Professor Yechale Mihiret, Deputy Director at the Organization said the training is aimed at upgrading the awareness of these groups on how to protect tourism destination from terrorist attacks.

He also stressed that the integrated effort of stakeholders would play a crucial role in sustaining peace and preserving tourism.

Assistant Commissioner of the Federal Police Commission Muluwork Gebre, who offered the training, told the trainees that terrorism has been targeting infrastructure during early trends.

Now commercial centres and Tourist destinations around the globe have become major targets. He said research conducted in 2014 indicated that 23 percent of terrorist attacks were on commercial centres while tourist destinations followed by 20 percent.

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