Creating a safe City is one of the developmental pillars of the current Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality administration. This pillar fits well in one of the City’s main priorities of boosting tourism and create jobs.
It is for this reason that Nelson Mandela Bay Executive Mayor, Councillor Athol Trollip today launched a Tourism Ambassador Programme that will be an integral part of the safety and security detail of the City in all the beaches of the City over the Summer Season.
The launch of the programme was held at one of the City’s Blue Flag beaches, Hobie Beach. The ambassadors will work close with the Metro Police and the South African Police Services to patrol beaches, identify and report lawlessness and transgression of by-laws. They are young people who have been trained as peace officers as well as on tourism entry level training. They will also assist tourists and visitors on tourism and safety related information. They will be
“We are putting all resources available to make sure that Nelson Mandela Bay is a destination of choice durign this Summer Season and beyond. These efforts can only succeed when all the stakeholder involved work together for best results,” said Executive Mayor.
The Executive Mayor said the intention of the current leadership was clear, “to create an environment where tourist will make our City a destination of choice and keep coming for more.”
“Tourism is an area that we have identified as critical to job creation,” added the Executive Mayor.