The Zimbabwe UNWTO Candidate just for Secretary of the United Nations World Travel and leisure Organization (UNWTO), Eng. Walter Mzembi, landed an AfricanUnion (AU) Leadership position in Lome, Togo on 17 March 2017.
African Tourism, Power and Infrastructure Ministers within Togo for the AU STC Conferences reaffirm their faith in Zimbabwe leadership in Tourism and chosen the Hon. Eng. Walter Mzembi, Tourism & Hospitality Market Government of Zimbabwe, as their Vice Chair of the Bureau of the AU-STC.
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This is seen as another step to accept the Zimbabwe ressortchef (umgangssprachlich) to lead UNWTO starting 2018.
The Zimbabwe abordnung to the First Ordinary Session from the African Union (AU) Specialised Specialized Committee (STC) on Transport, Transcontinental and Interregional Infrastructure, Energy plus Tourism, led by the Deputy Ressortchef (umgangssprachlich) of Tourism and Hospitality Sector, Hon. Anastancia Ndhlovu (MP), made Zimbabwe proud after the Southern Africa nation was unanimously elected towards the position of the Vice Chair. The particular AU-STC met on 17 03 2017 in Lome, Togo plus elected the Bureau on the basis of Guideline Number 16 of the Rules associated with Procedure under the African Union Payment on Infrastructure and Energy.
The Bureau is made up of the particular Chairperson, 3 Vice Chairpersons, in addition to a Rapporteur. Zimbabwe was elected since the 2nd Vice Chair, representing the particular Tourism sector and the Southern Africa region in the AU-STC for the following two years, until 2019. The other associates of the Bureau which will meet as soon as every year are Togo -Chairperson (representing the Transport sector and the Western African region), Mauritania-1st Vice Seat (representing the Energy sector and the Northern African region), Ethiopia-3rd Vice Seat (representing the Energy sector and the Eastern African region) and Congo -Rapporteur (representing the Transport sector as well as the Central African region). The Agency is the Executive Organ of Ministers responsible for Infrastructure, Energy, Transport plus Tourism sectors tasked with supplying policy and oversight leadership function to the Work Programmes of the Africa Union Commission on Infrastructure plus Energy, and the Specialised Technical Panel of Experts.
The particular election of Zimbabwe into the Agency of the African Union Commission upon Infrastructure and Energy has come barely a year following yet another successful period of Zimbabwe’ s Chairmanship from the AU by His Excellency the particular President, Cde R. G. Mugabe, from January 2015 to The month of january 2016. Following this election, the optimistic Deputy Minister Hon. Anastancia Ndhlovu said, “ This election may be the approval and endorsement of the excellent work done by the greatest boy of Africa, His Excellency, Leader R. G. Mugabe, when he or she steered the AU Summit to some landmark adoption of the Agenda 2063, anchored on the 2030 Sustainable Advancement Goals. This is very exciting indeed and yes it only confirms the legacy from the unparalled leadership of His Excellency, the President”.
The particular election of Zimbabwe to guide the Southern Region of The african continent in the Bureau of the African Partnership Commission on Infrastructure and Power representing the Tourism sector, is occurring when the Minister of Tourism plus Hospitality Industry Hon. Dr . Walt Mzembi has successfully submitted their application to become the next Secretary Common of the United Nations World Tourism Company (UNWTO), for the next 4 yrs, from 2018 to 2021, towards the Headquarters of the Madrid-based global travel and leisure organization. Hon. Dr Walter Mzembi is currently continuing with his world-wide outreach effort to garner international assistance for the countrys bid represented simply by him to secure the top job on the UNWTO. Elections for the next Admin General will take place at the UNWTO Head office in Madrid, Spain from eleven to 12 May 2017, throughout the 105th session of the Companies 33 member Executive Council conference.
Asked what the political election into AU-STC Bureau means to Zimbabwe’ s bid for the top UNWTO post, Deputy Minister Anastancia Ndhlovu had this to say, “ I could confirm that the election of Zimbabwe further re-affirms the visionary management qualities of Hon. Minister Mzembi, as the current Chairperson of the UNWTO Regional Commission for Africa (CAF) and the African Union-endorsed candidate for that UNWTO post, who has been extremely articulate on Zimbabwe’ s plus African tourism issues at a worldwide scale. Therefore , this election will certainly be a boost to Hon. Ressortchef (umgangssprachlich) Mzembi’ s election bid, because the policy issues we pushed to the apex of the African Marriage Commission on Infrastructure and Power today reflect his vision to get Africa’ s tourism and the worldwide tourism industry”.
The particular unanimous election of Zimbabwe in order to lead the AU-STC Bureau in regards to Tourism came against the background of the protracted discussion in the STC conferences that saw Zimbabwe taking an are a symbol of the mainstreaming and the institutionalization associated with tourism in the 2063 Agenda from the AU and its structures, respectively. The particular sterling presentation and articulation of the policy issues by Zimbabwe compensated dividend when the African Union Commission rate on Infrastructure and Energy decided to establish a Directorate or Unit upon Tourism in the structures of the Company by December 2018, in order to offer policy support and coordination from the proposed African Tourism Organisation. Presently, there is no physical presence of travel and leisure in all the structures of the AUC, regardless of the celebration of the sector as the 3rd economic activity after fuels plus chemicals, on the global scale.
The UNWTO 2016 Statement indicates that global tourism increased by 4. 6% in the 12 months 2015 while Africa declined simply by 3% in the same year, fashionable Zimbabwe is fighting to invert for the benefit of all African nations and other developing tourist destinations of the entire world.