TOURISM minister Walter Mzembi yesterday received a major boost in his bid for a top United Nations (UN) agency post after NetOne gave him $10 000 to finance publicity campaigns.
BY BUSINESS REPORTER
Mzembi is the African Union-endorsed candidate for the UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) secretary-general’s post to replace Jordanian Taleb Rifai, where he will battle six other candidates.
The country’s second largest mobile operator will also cater for Mzembi’s communication needs during the campaign.
NetOne acting board chairman, Peter Chingoka, yesterday said: “When you are campaigning, you need to be consistently in touch with all stakeholders within and beyond our borders, you need accessibility to data and social media. We will provide a Huawei handset P9 and NetOne sim card, which is complemented by our OneFusion product,” he said, adding that Mzembi would be given five $100 OneFusion airtime vouchers.
Mzembi paid tribute to NetOne, saying :“If you cannot get support at home, you cannot get the endorsement of the world.”