Cabinet okays theTourism Act amendment Bill

by | Jul 8, 2021 | Business | 0 comments

Mako Jerera

After clear deliberations, Cabinet approved principles to amend the Tourism Act to align it with the country’s Constitution and remove any sections that conflict with the Public Entities and Corporate Governance Act.

Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa made the announcement at a post-Cabinet briefing yesterday.

She revealed that the proposed provisions seek to ensure Zimbabwean people benefit from abundant local tourism resources.

“Cabinet considered and approved the principles to amend the Tourism Act,  1996  [Chapter 14:20], which was presented by the Minister of Environment, Climate, Tourism and Hospitality Industry.

“The nation is advised that the Tourism Amendment Bill will seek to align the Tourism Act to the Constitution, and to remove any sections that conflict the Public Entities and Corporate Governance Act,” she added.

Minister Mutsvangwa said the Amendment Bill will broaden the scope of tourism to include sustainable tourism and universal access to tourism products for both locals and international visitors.

Meanwhile, cabinet informed the nation that the distribution of the Sinopharm vaccine  to provinces commenced on Friday 2 July 2021. Every province received 15 000 first doses except for Harare Metropolitan, Manicaland and Mashonaland West Provinces which received 20 000 doses each.

The nation is advised that a total of 2 000 000 doses procured from the Peoples Republic of China are expected in the country by July 8, 2021.