Zimbabwe prepares for National Day at EXPO 2020 Dubai

By Josephine Mugiyo in Dubai

With a month to go before the EXPO 2020 Dubai comes to end, Zimbabwe has lined up a number of events to market the country before the curtain comes down on the trade show which started in October last year.

From November 2021 to January 2022, the number of visitors to the expo was affected by the travel ban due to COVID-19.

Since the lifting of the travel restrictions, Zimbabwe is once again enjoying good numbers at the pavillion.

Zimbabwe’s high commissioner-general for the expo, Ambassador Mary Mubi, says events that were postponed due to the travel ban will take centre stage in the last four weeks.

“A number of activities had to be cancelled and now we have to work extra hard to ensure the investors come through. As sectors come through, they need to have a winning story and be clear on the opportunities available back home to the investors,” she said.

From the 5th to the 6th of March, Zimbabwe will host a tourism conference where the country’s major attractions will be marketed to the world.

Meanwhile, the Speaker of Parliament, Advocate Jacob Mudenda, who visited the Zimbabwean pavilion, spoke on the need to ensure the international community is clear on the opportunities available in the country’s tourism sector.

“If we talk of the Tugwi Mukosi, then people should be clear about what is going on. They should know that there are hotels to be built.”

The major focus for Zimbabwe now is preparing for the Zimbabwe National Day, which will be held on the 14th of March.

This will be pinnacle of the six-months long exhibition and Zimbabwe will sell her story to the World.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa is expected to be here in Dubai where several events are scheduled to take place.