Namugala shortlisted for African tourism award

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Tourism minister Catherine Namugala and United Nations Development Programme country co-ordinator Macleod Nyirongo during a press briefing on the Copenhagen climate change summit
Tourism minister Catherine Namugala and United Nations Development Programme country co-ordinator Macleod Nyirongo

Tourism, Environment and Natural Resources Minster, Catherine Namugala has been shortlisted for the Africa Investor Tourism Minister of the year award.

According to a statement released to ZANIS in Lusaka today by Ministry of Tourism acting Public Relation Officer, In’utu Mushambatwa, Ms. Namugala is among six other African Tourism Ministers who have been nominated for the award.

Ms. Mushambatwa said the award will be presented at a gala ceremony on 16th February 2010 to be held at Rainbow Towers Hotel and Conventional Centre in Harare, Zimbabwe.

She said other ministers of Tourism that have been shortlisted for the award from Ghana, Sierra Leon, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Tanzania and Uganda.

The award ceremony will coincide with the African Investor Tourism Summit which will be held from 15th to 17th February 2010 at the same venue.

And Ms. Mushambatwa said the Special Advisor to the United Nation (UN) Secretary General of the UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), has noted that the awards are Africa’s only initiative designed to award outstanding individual and organization.

She said the awards are designed to recognize the achievements business, individuals, organizations and governments, have made to contribute to the growth of sustainable tourism investments in Africa.

Meanwhile, Ms. Namugala has commended Finance and National Minister, Situmbeko Musokotwane for extending the zero rating of VAT on accommodation in Livingstone until the end of the this year.

Dr. Musokotwane signed the statutory instrument No 5 of 2010 last month which will allow for zero rating of accommodation in hotels, lodges and similar establishments within Livingston.

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11 COMMENTS

  1. what investment has been done in tourism? we are still struggling to gain the market share despite Zimbabwe being a limping horse, the Zim side of Vic falls is much better despite Zim being a dead state.

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  2. She would stand a fair chance of winning if the heading read: “Namugala skirt-lifted for Africa tourism award”.

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  3. I think it is not about tourism.Its about (lifting the skirt up to the Nteno awards for african women minister,Next let it be DORA for being a Girl friend to me)

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  4. Although I don’t know much about Ms Namugala, I think the lady stands a good chance of being nominated…from the interview she had with the British Channel 4 TV Presenter Jon Snow just before the World Climate Change Summit (not long ago), she spoke well and gave me an impression that she is a smart fellow. It made me happy to see a Zambian minister speak with confidence to an international community. Good luck Ms!

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  5. goerge kunda u dont have any idea what u are talking about.diploma in catering what.there is no such qualification my deal,catering is too general a term and you *****s associate it with dull pipo.lets bring out intelligent ideas to develope our tourism industry which can greatly contributer to thr economy.thats y we have pipo with qualifications outside tourism pretending to run our tourism institutions like george kunda who doesnt know what catering is.

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  6. #10 if you can not articulate yourself in the queen’s language, you better just keep quiet. Do yo understand?

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