Thursday, May 5, 2011

Zimbabwe:: Ghanaian Delegation Tours Heroes Acre

A 16-member business delegation from Accra-Ghana toured the National Heroes Acre yesterday and laid wreaths on the grave of national heroine and late First Lady Amai Sally Mugabe.
The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority invited the group consisting of investors in banking, travel and tours, civil engineering and airline services among others.
The head of delegation, Mrs Nancy Sam, paid tribute to Amai Sally Mugabe's contribution to the liberation of Zimbabwe.
"When some people deserted the nation, you stayed and the vision you saw has opened our eyes.
"We have come not only as businesspeople but sister in-laws to Zimbabwe," she said.
Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister Walter Muzembi who was recently in Ghana, had the opportunity to visit the nation's shine where former president Kwame Nkrumah was buried.
"People need to understand the National Heroes shrine for them to understand empowerment," he said.
Minister Muzembi said the visit to the national shrine was a significant way of redefining tourism in the country.
He said young people should appreciate national heritage lest they forget the nations' history.
Ghana Ambassador Mr James Naadjie was also part of the delegation.
"I am impressed by the historical wealth in the country and every nation needs a place like this," he said.
"We looked all over Africa and this is the best place to invest," he said.
Mr Naadjie said the imposition of illegal sanctions on Zimbabwe by the West was not the correct way to deal with Zimbabwe's situation.
The ZTA signed a memorandum of understanding with Ghanaian business delegation.
The delegation will also visit Bulawayo to participate in the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair where it hopes to do business with Zimbabwean companies.