An investor in the tourism and hospitality industry in the coast region has opened a restaurant business along the Indian Ocean despite the current challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Floating Island Restaurant [FIR] Chief Executive Officer [CEO] Abdalla Mohammed Adan said he has resolved to invest in new business at the floating island restaurant despite the current economic hardships and challenges following the outbreak of the COVI-19 pandemic.
He pointed out the outbreak of the pandemic is a major challenge which makes it a risk to invest in the tourism and hospitality sector.
“I am talking from a background of experience being a former founder member of Oceanic sea food restaurant in Mombasa county,” he pointed out.
Abdalla acknowledged one has to take a risk to invest in the tourism and hospitality industry with the deadly outbreak.
He spoke during the opening of the new floating island restaurant at the new Nyali bridge in Kisauni constituency, Mombasa County.
The restaurant CEO said the country’s economy is bleeding and investors have stayed away from the tourism and hospitality sector.
Abdalla said he is optimistic the government will overcome the Coronavirus challenges and normalcy will resume.
He told journalists the sector anticipates things will return to normal arguing it is wrong to despair in life.
“The sector must learn to live with the pandemic and we must adhere to the health protocol and guidelines,” he pointed out.
The restaurant CEO said he is targeting the middle class in the five-star classification.
Abdalla said despite being young he is already rolling up his sleeves to compete within the high class classification hotel industry.
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