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Zimbabwe leads AU’s African Tourism Organization formulation in Egypt


Zimbabwe is part of the 38 countries participating at the Second Ordinary Session of the Africa Union Specialised Technical Committee on Transport; Transcontinental and Inter-Regional Infrastructure, Energy and Tourism, currently underway in Cairo, Egypt.
The session, running under the theme “Developing Smart Infrastructure to boost Africa’s Continental Transformation and Integration”, will take stock of the 2017 – 2019 Plan of Action and set course for the continent for the next two years.
The Southern Region deliberating on the incoming 1st Vice Chair of the STC Bureau This 2nd session also witnesses the election of the new STC Bureau as outgoing Chairs hand over their Chairmanship. The Zimbabwe delegation, comprising of the ministries of Transport and Infrastructural Development, t Foreign Affair and Tourism, is being led by the 2018 African Tourism Minister of the year Priscah Mupfumira.

Mupfumira, who has been representing the country as the 2nd Vice Chair of the Bureau and Chair of the Tourism Sub-Committee hands over her Chairmanship after successful strides noted by the members states, who expressed satisfaction at the commitment and progressive leadership displayed.

The Southern Region deliberating on the incoming 1st Vice-chair of the STC Bureau.

Of note, is the historical feet in the accomplishment of the following key milestones for the Continental Tourism under the Chairmanship of Zimbabwe: To lead in the formulation of the African Tourism Strategic Framework (ATSF); to lead in the formulation of the African Tourism Organisation (ATO); and finally’ to lead in the creation of a Tourism Unit in the structures of the African Union Commission (AUC).

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