Bulawayo takes pride in seeking tourism revival

By Tourism Reporter

The Ministry of Environment, Climate, Tourism and Hospitality Industry has unveiled plans to revive local tourism in the City of Bulawayo.

Speaking this Monday at the Tourism Indaba in Bulawayo Minister of Environment, Climate, Tourism and Hospitality Industry Honorable Nqobizitha Ndlovu unleashed government policy to revive local tourism agenda in the quest to foster development in the sector.

“This interface that my Ministry is having in the community of Bulawayo today underlines our policy thrust as a Ministry which seeks that the development of tourism is natured and sustained in all regions where tourism has the potential to thrive.”

The gathering organized by the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority, drew its inspiration from Government’s drive to promote the growth of the Tourism sector as espoused in the Transitional Stabilisation Program.

According to Honarable Ndlobvu the interface with the Bulawayo community underlines the Ministry’s policy thrust which is to ensure that development of Tourism is nurtured and sustained in all regions where tourism has potential to thrive.

“We seek to achieve equitable tourism growth to make sure that people’s lives are sustained through tourism. Indeed tourism should not leave none or no region behind. Distinguished guests ladies and gentlemen Bulawayo has allowed the diversity of attractive tourism heritage sites.”

The Minister elaborated on some essential places of tourism importance in the City of Kings with which revival can be ensured.

“The city and its surroundings are known for their unique tourism taste and yet the market has not been fully exploited. Bulawayo offers a complete tourism package with its cultural heritage, museums, monuments, parks and wildlife and old sites such as Kami Ruins and Old Bulawayo among others.”

Tendai Guvamombe