Mzembi’s Ministry under fire

The Ministry of Tourism which has been under Walter Mzembi since 2009 came under fire from the Public Accounts Committee after it transpired that it bought six second hand vehicles for US$60 000 and spent US$5 271 servicing one of the vehicles.

The ministry did not follow government procurement procedures. Permanent secretary Josephine Nhekairo admitted that her ministry breached government regulations but said this was because of delays in releasing funds by Treasury.

Mzembi was named as President Robert Mugabe's best minister and he has been coming up with wild ideas which have not endeared him with the public.

He has said Zimbabwe will bid for the 2034 soccer world cup and wants to capture a slice of the 300 million tourists inspired to travel for spiritual or faith-based reasons. He said Zimbabwe should open up its skies to boost the number of airlines landing at Harare international airport from the present 16 to more than 48 that were landing at Harare in 1999.



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