German has threatened to withdraw participation in the forthcoming United Nations World Tourism Organisation General Assembly Meeting (UNWTO) scheduled for Victoria Falls if the invasion of the Save conservancy is not reversed.
Zimbabwe is expected to co-host UNWTO with Zambia in August .The successful hosting of the conference will also give the country the opportunity to market itself to the rest of the world as a safe tourist destination.
Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has said Zimbabwe is poised for growth in 2013, premised on the conduct of free and fair elections, which he is widely expected to win, a comprehensive jobs plan and infrastructure rehabilitation.
In an end of year wide-ranging interview with the Prime Minister’s Newsletter, the Head of Government said Zimbabwe has potential to become one of the leading developed nations in Africa if toxic political issues were solved.
United States Ambassador to Zimbabwe Bruce Wharton has reaffirmed America’s commitment to the rule of law and human rights in Zimbabwe.
Speaking to journalists after paying a courtesy call on Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, Wharton said, “I came to reaffirm our commitment to human rights and rule of law and our faith on the people of Zimbabwe.”
“We have had to discuss with leaders from all parties and I came here to do the same with the Prime Minister,” Wharton said.
Prime Minister Tsvangirai has been held as a diplomat for championing human rights.
The Premier briefed Ambassador Wharton on the situation in Zimbabwe regarding reforms expected to prepare the country for free and fair elections.
Govt to provide resources for referendum
Head of Government, Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, has met with the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission officials where the issues to do with the commission’s preparedness for the referendum and elections were discussed.
Some of the resolutions from the meeting included financing for the commission’s activities, delimitation and the voters’ roll.
“We had a meeting to prepare for the referendum and elections. We are going to get funding mainly from Government,” ZEC deputy chairperson Joyce Kazembe told journalists after the meeting.