Pres Mnangagwa arrives in Vic Falls for tourism recovery strategy launch

By Luckmore Safuli
PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has arrived in the country’s tourism capital Victoria Falls for the launch of the National Tourism Recovery Strategy and commissioning of the multi-million dollar Mbano Manor Hotel.

During his one day visit, President Mnangagwa is also expected to tour the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the majestic Victoria Falls and assess progress in the construction of another multi-million dollar tourism project, the Palm River Lodge.

The National Tourism Recovery Strategy is expected to guide the recovery of the sector which was hard hit by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Zimbabwe which is targeting to transform the tourism industry into a US$6 billion dollar industry within the next few years has prioritised attraction of investment into the sector which is a major foreign currency earner.

The visit by the President to the tourism capital also comes at a time the government has prioritised improving Victoria Falls into an attractive destination and a financial services hub with government having already gazetted Statutory Instrument 196 of 2020, which operationalises the Victoria Falls Stock Exchange.