Local residents in the Tanzanian islands of Zanzibar have been cautioned against insulting or abusing tourists wearing skimpy clothes.
The Minister of Tourism for Zanzibar Simai Mohammed served the warning.
According to the Minister, the Tanzanian government would take action on people who offend tourists.
Tourists are considered very important to Zanzibar’s economy.
The Minister told the local media that he would himself advise tourists who are not “decently dressed” to do so “and they would take it positively and correct what is wrong”.
According to him, “But this habit of insulting foreigners should be stopped.”
The Minister noted that “In some areas of Stone Town along Kenyatta Road, the [number of] incidents have been so high. Anyone insulting tourists and telling them ‘go home’ I will deal with it very seriously.”
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