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Govt releases $1 million for tourism indaba


THE government has released $1 million towards preparations for the United Nations world Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) General Assembly that will be hosted later this year, Tourism and Hospitality Industry minister Walter Mzembi has said.

Report by Business Reporter

Zimbabwe and Zambia will co-host the 20th UNWTO General-Assembly from August 24-29 in Victoria Falls and Livingstone respectively.

“We have received $1 million from the treasurer and I am sure Minister (Tendai) Biti will review it every fortnight until it reaches $6,5 million,” Mzembi said on Tuesday.

He said his ministry required a total of $11,2 million for the general assembly where an estimated 4 000 delegates were expected to attend.

Mzembi said a conference organiser had since been appointed to spearhead the preparation for the conference.

Mbada Diamonds has also pledged $2,5 million towards the hosting of the conference.

The company has so far released $600 000.

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