Tanzania: The Tourism Ambassador Debate

Tanzania: The Tourism Ambassador Debate

Tanzania was recently dragged willy-nilly into a debate on social media on whether or not it was prudent to name a foreigner as the country’s goodwill tourism ambassador.

In this matter, Tanzania is not alone. Social media platforms in Kenya have likewise been immersed in debate after the English model, actress and businesswoman Naomi Elaine Campbell, 50, was named Kenya’s international tourism ambassador.

Thanks to the power of social media, these two events have seen to every Tom, Dick and Harry wade into the debate with comments, ideographic emojis and what have you!

Years ago, the phrase Hakuna Matata – roughly Kiswahili for ‘there are no troubles, worries…’ – was virtually patented via the 1994 Disney movie The Lion King, connoting that one should not worry about things outside/beyond one’s control.

But, how many people know that the phrase originated on the East African coast, pray?

Tanzania was recently dragged willy-nilly into a debate on social media on whether or not it was prudent to name a foreigner as the country’s goodwill tourism ambassador.

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Tanzania was recently dragged willy-nilly into a debate on social media on whether or not it was prudent to name a foreigner as the country’s goodwill tourism ambassador.

In this matter, Tanzania is not alone. Social media platforms in Kenya have likewise been immersed in debate after the English model, actress and businesswoman Naomi Elaine Campbell, 50, was named Kenya’s international tourism ambassador.

Thanks to the power of social media, these two events have seen to every Tom, Dick and Harry wade into the debate with comments, ideographic emojis and what have you!

Years ago, the phrase Hakuna Matata – roughly Kiswahili for ‘there are no troubles, worries…’ – was virtually patented via the 1994 Disney movie The Lion King, connoting that one should not worry about things outside/beyond one’s control.

But, how many people know that the phrase originated on the East African coast, pray?

Tanzania was recently dragged willy-nilly into a debate on social media on whether or not it was prudent to name a foreigner as the country’s goodwill tourism ambassador.

In this matter, Tanzania is not alone. Social media platforms in Kenya have likewise been immersed in debate after the English model, actress and businesswoman Naomi Elaine Campbell, 50, was named Kenya’s international tourism ambassador.

Thanks to the power of social media, these two events have seen to every Tom, Dick and Harry wade into the debate with comments, ideographic emojis and what have you!

Years ago, the phrase Hakuna Matata – roughly Kiswahili for ‘there are no troubles, worries…’ – was virtually patented via the 1994 Disney movie The Lion King, connoting that one should not worry about things outside/beyond one’s control.

But, how many people know that the phrase originated on the East African coast, pray?

Social media has enabled live comments from anyone – leading to situations where little thought-out personal opinions can distort even sensitive issues from the reality.

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