The Zimbabwe UNWTO Candidate meant for Secretary General of the United Nations Globe Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Eng. Walt Mzembi, landed an African Partnership (AU) Leadership position in Lome, Togo on 17 March 2017.
African Tourism, Power and Infrastructure Ministers in Togo for the AU STC Meetings reaffirm their faith in Zimbabwe management in Tourism and elected the particular Hon. Eng. Walter Mzembi, Travel and leisure & Hospitality Industry Government associated with Zimbabwe, as their Vice Chair from the Bureau of the AU-STC.
This is seen as another important step to simply accept the Zimbabwe minister to business lead UNWTO starting 2018.
The Zimbabwe delegation to the 1st Ordinary Session of the African Partnership (AU) Specialised Technical Committee (STC) on Transport, Transcontinental and Interregional Infrastructure, Energy and Tourism, brought by the Deputy Minister of Travel and leisure and Hospitality Industry, Hon. Anastancia Ndhlovu (MP), has made Zimbabwe very pleased after the Southern African nation had been unanimously elected to the position from the Vice Chair. The AU-STC fulfilled on 17 March 2017 within Lome, Togo and elected the particular Bureau on the basis of Rule Number sixteen of the Rules of Procedure underneath the African Union Commission on Facilities and Energy.
The particular Bureau is made up of the Chairperson, a few Vice Chairpersons, as well as a Rapporteur. Zimbabwe was elected as the 2nd Vice Chair, representing the Tourism field and the Southern African region within the AU-STC for the next two years, till 2019. The other members of the Agency which will meet once every year are usually Togo -Chairperson (representing the Transportation sector and the West African region), Mauritania-1st Vice Chair (representing the power sector and the North African region), Ethiopia-3rd Vice Chair (representing the power sector and the East African region) and Congo -Rapporteur (representing the particular Transport sector and the Central Africa region). The Bureau is the Professional Organ of Ministers responsible for Facilities, Energy, Transport and Tourism industries tasked with providing policy plus oversight leadership role to the Function Programmes of the African Union Fee on Infrastructure and Energy, as well as the Specialised Technical Committee of Specialists.
The election associated with Zimbabwe into the Bureau of the Africa Union Commission on Infrastructure plus Energy has come hardly a year subsequent yet another successful tenure of Zimbabwe’ s Chairmanship of the AU simply by His Excellency the President, Cde R. G. Mugabe, from The month of january 2015 to January 2016. After this election, the elated Deputy Ressortchef (umgangssprachlich) Hon. Anastancia Ndhlovu said, “ This election is the approval plus endorsement of the great work performed by the greatest son of The african continent, His Excellency, President R. Gary the gadget guy. Mugabe, when he steered the particular AU Summit to a landmark re-homing of the Agenda 2063, anchored within the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. This is exciting indeed and it only verifies the legacy of the unparalled management of His Excellency, the President”.
The election associated with Zimbabwe to lead the The southern part of Region of Africa in the Agency of the African Union Commission upon Infrastructure and Energy representing the particular Tourism sector, is happening when the Ressortchef (umgangssprachlich) of Tourism and Hospitality Business Hon. Dr . Walter Mzembi provides successfully submitted his application to be the next Secretary General of the Un World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), for that next 4 years, from 2018 to 2021, to the Headquarters from the Madrid-based global tourism organization. Hon. Dr Walter Mzembi is currently ongoing with his world-wide outreach effort in order to garner international support for the countrys bid represented by him to obtain the top job at the UNWTO. Polls for the next Secretary General will be held at the UNWTO Headquarters in This town, Spain from 11 to twelve May 2017, during the course of the 105th session of the Organisations 33 associate Executive Council meeting.
Asked what the election into AU-STC Bureau means to Zimbabwe’ s bet for the top UNWTO post, Mouthpiece Minister Anastancia Ndhlovu had this particular to say, “ I can confirm that the particular election of Zimbabwe further re-affirms the visionary leadership qualities associated with Hon. Minister Mzembi, as the present Chairperson of the UNWTO Regional Payment for Africa (CAF) and the Africa Union-endorsed candidate for the UNWTO article, who has been very articulate upon Zimbabwe’ s and African travel and leisure issues at a global scale. Consequently , this election will definitely be an improve to Hon. Minister Mzembi’ h election bid, since the policy problems we pushed through to the pinnacle of the African Union Commission upon Infrastructure and Energy today reveal his vision for Africa’ ersus tourism and the global tourism industry”.
The unanimous political election of Zimbabwe to lead the particular AU-STC Bureau in the area of Tourism arrived against the background of a protracted debate in the STC meetings that noticed Zimbabwe taking a stand for the mainstreaming and the institutionalization of tourism within the 2063 Agenda of the AU as well as structures, respectively. The sterling demonstration and articulation of these policy problems by Zimbabwe paid dividend once the African Union Commission on Facilities and Energy agreed to establish a Directorate or Unit on Tourism within the structures of the Organisation by Dec 2018, in order to provide policy assistance and coordination of the proposed Africa Tourism Organisation. Currently, there is no bodily presence of tourism in all the constructions of the AUC, despite the celebration from the sector as the third economic exercise after fuels and chemicals, at the global scale.
The particular UNWTO 2016 Report indicates that will global tourism grew by four. 6% in the year 2015 whilst Africa declined by 3% within the same year, the trend Zimbabwe is definitely fighting to reverse for the advantage of all African countries and other building tourist destinations of the world.
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