18TH DECEMBER TOURISM AND DIPLOMATIC POLICE

18TH DECEMBER TOURISM AND DIPLOMATIC POLICE

The TDP has received TZS 50 Million from the President of Zanzibar, His Excellence Dr. Hussein Mwinyi, to kick-start its operations. The Tourism Diplomatic Police (TDP) Unit started patrols at Nungwi and Kendwa beaches in December. We hope that this unit will prevent crimes and harassment associated with tourists at our beaches. Now, selling excursions by the beach is prohibited and all beach-boys related activities and all the tour slogan at Nungwi beach has been removed.
Permits for beach-boys and tour operators issued by local officials have been revoked. Zanzibar Commission for Tourism will formalize and train the beach-boys on good practices.
Currently, the Tourism Diplomatic Police have been deployed in 3 regions of Unguja.