In preparation of the 2017 Harare International Carnival, the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) has held a stakeholders meeting to capture their views in order to shape and improve this year’s event.

ZTA held a workshop to tap into the input of stakeholders on the proceedings of the carnival to be held from the 1st of September.

Among the issues raised by the stakeholders was the inclusion of foreign cultures on the Zimbabwean community, including the performance of the South African socialite, Zodwa Wabantu

ZTA Head of Corporate Affairs, Sugar Chagonda clarified on the issue of culture, saying participants coming to the carnival will be showcasing their cultural traits.

Participants to the Harare International Carnival, who attended the workshop, said they are very much prepared for the carnival.

25 countries are expected to participate at this year’s event including Brazil, Cuba and India, while all regional neighbours will be showcasing their culture and tradition through song and dance.

Among other artist headlining this year will be the South African based musical band, Uhuru.