Tendai Guvamombe (Bulawayo)
The much-awaited official opening of the Sanganai/Hlanganani World Expo, 12th Edition and awards ceremony successfully commenced this evening as Acting Minister of Environment,Tourism and Hospitality Industry, Kirsty Coventry graced the colourful event.
Colleagues and stakeholders in the tourism business both local and international committed heavy presence at the international exhibition centre ,ZITF before the Acting Minister responsible for Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry delivered her worthwhile esteemed address.
Delivering her key note address the guest of honour articulated pertinent issues relating to national importance pointing towards the success stories of the 12th Edition of Sanganai/Hlanganani World Expo before the awards ceremony session held in procession.
According to Honorable Kirsty Coventry her worthwhile stay in the City of Kings and Queens has been a showcased opportunity for her to witness vibrant interaction between buyers and exhibitors where she applauded the good networking system portrayed.
“I have been here for the last couple of days it has been incredible to see vibrants from all exhibitors and buyers whom I recognize, I would like to thank 170 buyers from different markets here tonight, thank you for your commitment you are showing to Zimbabwe and coming on us and showcasing our beautiful country to the world ,not forgetting different organizations for showcasing thier, different businesses I say thank you for not just representing our country but for presenting it in a way that is professional , you are doing it in a way that showa passion which comes back for that heart of being Zimbabwean.
The Former Olympic Medalist took to herald the beauty of tourism ebullients that enshrine in the country which has been an enabler for the hosting of Sanganai/ Hlanganani World Expo in the despite socio-economic adversity.
“Our wildlife is second to none, we have the best wildlife in the region and in the continent and the extremely wonderful weather but above all we are a people that know how to adapt to change, we have learnt on how to overcome challenges over the past 20years and we are going through tough times but in the past two days have just proven to me that we stand up and overcome anything put in the way, that has shown resilience I haven’t seen anywhere else.”
The magnificent night had the award ceremony procession which saw City of Bulawayo grabing a grant honor for being crowned 2019 Sanganai/Hlanganani World Expo overall exhibitor.