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Dr. Walter Mzembi, Minister of Tourism and Hospitality Industry for the Republic of Zimbanwe, launched UNCTAD Economic Development in Africa Report 2017 “Tourism For Transformative And Inclusive Growth” today:
The Officer in Charge – United Nations Information Centre, Ms. Tafadzwa Mwale;
The Director of Knowledge and Learning – African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), Dr. Thomas Chataghalala Munthali;
Members of Diplomatic Corps;
UN Agencies here represented;
All Dignitaries and Fellow Citizens
Tourism is the engine for not only Transformative Growth and Inclusive Growth in Africa, but the centre – piece for accelerated broad based empowerment of women and youth. The African Union adopted Agenda 2063, and in 2017, the AU adopted the theme: Harnessing the Demographic Dividend – which to me can succeed effectively if Africa exploits the inert potential in tourism.