The Kamakwie Marathon Organisation has met with the Minister of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, Dr. Memunatu Pratt, at the Ministry’s Head Office in Freetown.
She assured them that the Ministry will visit Kamakwie in order to get first-hand knowledge about the Marathon and also partner with them in their upcoming December 24, 2021 Marathon event where they will showcase as far as tourism is concerned.
Director of Kamakwie Marathon Organisation, Alimamy Beddous Bangura explained that the organisation has been holding the annual marathon event for the past 5 years but that because of COVID- 19, the 2020 edition did not hold.
He said their visit to the minister was to seek partnership with the Ministry of Tourism and Cultural Affairs in showcasing the cultural possessions and attraction sites of Kamakwie.
Director of Tourism at the Ministry of Tourism, Mohamed Jalloh said one of the aims of the Ministry this year is to focus on domestic tourism that is community driven.
He applauded the Kamakwie Marathon Organisation for the initiative saying that the Ministry intends to collaborate with them in showcasing the culture of Kamakwie and also their attraction sites, which he said are among the best in the country.
Minister of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, Dr. Memunatu Pratt commended the organisation for its drive in showcasing what they have.
Kamakwie Marathon Organisation was formed in 2015 by indigenes of Kamakwie in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone to showcase the cultural attributes of the different tribes within Kamakwie through an annual December 24th Marathon.