RDB Announces Date for this Year’s Gorilla Naming Ceremony

Rwanda Development Board (RDB), the body responsible for the marketing tourism industry of the country has Monday announced that this year’s gorilla naming function will be held on September 2.

The function regarded as Rwanda’s greatest tourism occasion is known as ‘Kwita Izina’ with the aim of advancing the reservation of mountain gorillas. Rwanda right now has over gorilla population of 400.

As usual, this year’s twelfth version of Kwita Izina will take place in Kinigi located in the northern district of Musanze under the theme ‘United in driving development through conservation’.

As per Rwanda Development Board, a total of 19 infant gorillas will be named amid the current year’s Kwita Izina, showing a slight drop in recently born apes from 24 a year ago.

While speaking to the press conference on Monday in Kigali, Belise Kariza the Rwanda Development Board Chief Tourism Officer said the ceremony will help promote Rwanda’s conservation around the world.

The much awaited day is normally gone before by a string of week-long activities including media familiarization tours over the countries amazing tourism spots.

Belise Kariza said that this year’s ceremony will include a 2 days tourism trade show, familiarization trips, customized scientific trips, and the usual Conversation on Conservation forum.

Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda while presiding at last year’s Kwita Izina emphasized the primary role of tourism and conservation in reducing poverty among the people. He said that communities encompassing Volcanoes National Park the home to Mountain gorillas in Musanze have benefited directly from the revenue earned gorilla trekking.

As a policy, 5% of Rwanda’s tourism revenue is returned to the local people around the national parks. The government believes that a conservation ceremony, for example, the yearly Kwita Izina will go along in wooing more tourists into the country.