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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has obviously fallen in love with Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo. ...
Mr Mugabe and his fellow African leaders are pushing for the candidature of Zimbabwean Minister of Tourism, Dr Walter Mzembi, for the Secretary-General position of United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO).
Speaking to journalists in Accra, Dr Mzembi said, “My vision is for a UNWTO which is responsive to member states’ aspirations for a global tourism that is inclusive, integrative, tolerant, responsible, empowering, equitable, sustainable and an effective tool for public diplomacy.
“My mission is to achieve universal state, improve affiliate and associate membership to the UNWTO, advocate for greater intra and inter-regional collaboration, safe, secure, seamless travel, and strive for double digit regional tourism growth and equity.”
Mr Mzembi noted that equally important is the need to grow affiliate and associate membership to levels commensurate with sectoral growth.
On the issue of inclusivity, the Zimbabwean Minister said he aspires to embark on a ‘Tourism for all’ campaign; for the right of every individual to enjoy barrier-free travel and product access around the globe, regardless of physical challenges, age, gender, colour or creed.
He also aims at developing a value proposition that meets member states’ aspirations beyond the current technical policy functions, giving emphasis to networking and partnerships for tourism resource mobilisation and developmental needs. ...