Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister Prisca Mupfumira,

Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister Prisca Mupfumira, has sent off some 128 catholic youths who will attend the World Youth Day in Panama which will commence from the 22nd to the 27th of this month.

The Minister urged the youths to be the face of the country as true ambassadors.

The 128 youths from the Roman Catholic Church will leave the country this week to attend one of the church’s biggest events, the World Youth Day to be hosted in Panama, Central America, where they will join other catholic members from across the globe.

A colourful farewell dinner for the delegation was hosted on Wednesday evening where Minister Mupfumira called upon the youths to be the face of tourism for the country saying the event is not only for religious purposes, but also an opportunity to market the country as a resort destination.

Father Cloud Maganga who will lead the delegation said the World Youth Day has not only benefitted catholic members, but also has a positive bearing on the community at large.

Some of the youths heading for Panama are confident the networking and idea-exchange with other youths will have a worthy influence to their respective communities when they return from this global event.

The World Youth Day is a global catholic event held after every two to three years.

The last gathering was in Poland in 2016.

Meanwhile, Panama was listed by the national geographic traveller as the 4th must visit tourism destination after Zimbabwe which is 3rd, Germany 2nd and Sri-Lanka which is the 1st, hence the visit is an opportunity to tie tourism relations between the two countries.