The Milton Margai Technical University (MMTU), Brookfields Campus, received a major boost for its hospitality training program with the official handover of a renovated 24-bedroom hotel, kitchen, restaurant, and six classrooms.

The Ministry of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, National Tourist Board (NTB), and the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) collaborated on the project. Minister of Tourism Nabeela Tunis and industry leaders attended the ceremony to mark this significant development for the MMTU’s Faculty of Hotel and Tourism Management.

The project falls under the Sustainable Tourism Development and Promotion Project (STDPP), financed by the EIF Trust Fund. The initiative began in May 2012 following a signed agreement between the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and the Sierra Leone government.

Fatmata Koroma, General Manager of the NTB, previously revealed a total project budget of USD 2,990,000 spread over three years.

The funds supported development initiatives proposed by the NTB, encompassing areas like sector governance, product development, marketing, and capacity building.

The upgraded facility will provide students with a hands-on learning environment. The hospitality program will equip students with the skills to handle customers, plan events, and understand various aspects of business operations, including accounting, marketing, human resources, and daily functions.