Govt fully behind Carnival: Mzembi

Govt fully behind Carnival: Mzembi

  By Staff Reporter TOURISM and Hospitality Industry Minister Walter Mzembi says the government is fully committed to supporting the Harare International Carnival. Addressing a media briefing this afternoon Mzembi said the carnival was a mid to long term investment by the government. “Government is optimistic that it will yield a return on investment in the next 5-10 years hence the reason the project has continued to receive major support from the treasury. The government believes in the power of the carnival particularly its potential to generate the much-needed revenue…

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Carnival is business: Matamisa

Carnival is business: Matamisa

By Daniel Chigundu ZIMBABWE Council of Tourism (ZCT) chief executive Paul Matamisa says contrary to what other people think, Carnival is actually business especially if it is managed and organised well. Matamisa’s statement comes on the backdrop of criticism that the Harare International Carnival has received from some other members of society, who have questioned its benefit to the economy and country. Addressing the media, the ZCT chief executive said countries, where Carnival originates from, have been able to develop carnival economies and that also helps people to forget their…

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