Tourism sector shuns Matebeleland North Agric Show
Hwange, (Indonsakusa) – Although Matebeleland North province is the hub of the tourism industry in the country, tourism players in the province shunned the Matebeleland North Agricultural Show which ran from 7-10 August 2019.
The province boasts of five star hotels and world class luxurious lodges but none of these companies showed interest in exhibiting at the show.
The chairperson of the Hwange Show Society, Herbert Siansole urged the tourism players to be visible and support the show, pointing out that for the past two years there has not been any interest from these companies.
“The Zimbabwe National Park brings live wildlife to the show, yet it is not the only one in the tourism industry in Matebeleland North,” said Siansole.
The chairperson said it was necessary for the show society to rebrand the annual show in order to encourage provincial members to participate and get more exhibitors from all over the districts.
“The rebranding is in line with the devolution policy, it was also a way of encouraging other districts to fully participate in order to identify themselves in the province and add more exhibitors from various districts,” he said
However, Siansole said this year’s edition was different because for the first time in a long time there were exhibits of livestock as well as auctioning of cattle.
The show ran under the theme:“Empowering, Regenerating–Improving Livelihoods.”
Siansole encouraged Matebeleland North stakeholders to empower communities with projects which are progressive to help improve livelihoods.