Zimbabwe to host Africa’s Wildlife Summit

President Emmerson Mnangagwa will join other dignitaries from various countries and organisations at Africa’s Wildlife Economy summit in Victoria Falls next week, to discuss ideas on the conservation of Africa’s natural environment.

The conference is sponsored by the African Union (AU) and United Nations (UN).

The summit will be held under the theme “Communities for Conservation, Harnessing Conservation Tourism, and Supporting Governments”.

Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister Prisca Mupfumira told The Herald yesterday that the summit will go a long way in selling Zimbabwe as a viable tourism destination, with the importance of deliberations at the event which will be underpinned by the presence of President Mnangagwa and potentially other heads of state.

“His Excellency President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who was a key speaker at the recent Kasane Elephant Summit in Botswana, will be among the Heads of State gracing the Victoria Falls summit,” she said.

Minister Mupfumira said the summit will draw participants from over 30 countries and close to 500 delegates across the world are expected to attend.