By Gay Mathambo
THE remarkable story of environmental stewardship continues to unfold in Masvingo, with women operating around the Njovo wetland confident of transforming the project into a viable business and a major tourist attraction.
The stunning marshland of Njovo is headlined by the tireless efforts and passion of over 350 women, who have found a way to unite for a common cause.
The product of this collective effort is a tourist attraction that includes mountain climbing, sacred curves, spot fishing at a dam within the conservation area and various bird species.
This has since attracted the attention of the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority, whose information capacitation tour, left the women more than determined to transform the conservation area into a vibrant business and tourism facility for the nation.
The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority trained the women in various aspects related to tourism, including how to professionally host clients.
Government is confident that the Njovo community can easily be transformed into a major tourist attraction through capitalising on adventure-seeking locals.
The other components of Njovo project include beekeeping, poultry, fishing, banana plantations, nutrition gardening, and water harvesting.