THE Ministry of Environment will spend Sh12 million to upgrade the Thimlich Ohinga Cultural Museum in Nyatike district to boost tourism. Research Director at the ministry Joshua Ngwala said the money will be used in environmental conservation for tourism attraction.
"With the funds we aim to erect an arboretum, a conservation of forest that has got public facilities to relax, and build tourist walk through nature trails," he said.
Ngwala said some money will be used to create more paths at the site, instal piped water and fence the museum to avoid encroachment and grazing.
"The site will be developed into a better cultural centre by adding artefacts to help showcase the herit- age of the area," he said. Ngwala was speaking during a tour of the site. He was accompanied by Isaiah Onjala, the deputy director of Kenya National Museum Western region.