The Ministry of Tourism and Cultural Affairs and Statistics Sierra Leone have launched the National Tourism Census Report at the Miatta Conference Centre in Freetown on Monday January 13, 2020. According to the Minister of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, Dr Memunatu Pratt the report is the mother of all Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping in Sierra Leone. Not only will it help to reduce fraudulent activities, it will equally give marketing a very good position. The report would help in the institutionalization of tourism and the development of the tourism master-plan for Sierra Leone.
At a time when access to reliable data remains a very big challenge in the country, Commissioner Yeama Thompson of the Right to Access Information Commission (RAIC) is optimistic that the tourism census report would greatly solve that problem. Funded by the Government of Sierra Leone, the report would contribute to the advancement of tourism in the nation by providing real time information on touristic resources around the country.